Took these shorts out for 2 days at the bike park and after a wash noticed that some of the stitching was coming out around a couple of the pads, and the very back must have taken some abrasion from my spine protection cause it was pretty scuffed up. Hopefully this is an isolated incident cause these things were comfortable. I took a few spills and don't know if they took a hit or not, so I guess that's good cause I tumbled for one of 'em. Only other thing that I noticed was that the thigh pads didn't breath, but, you don't notice it till you take 'em off at the truck and realize that they were hot. Also, there's no chamois, just a lycra short with armor. I'm giving them 3 stars cause I wish that they would have been as tough as they were functional and comfortable.