I wish there were better words than 'perfect', 'wonderful', 'glorious', 'fabulous', 'incredible' or 'amazing' that I could use to describe these shorts, because there simply are no words that do them justice.
I've been riding bikes for almost 10 years now and the entire time, I've struggled to find shorts that fit my size six torso while not strangling my size ten/twelve butt and thighs -- a tiny girl I am not. I have been sent shorts from many different companies to test and review and praise, but all of them have fallen short (har har) at one point or another. The ones that I loved the color of turned out to be too tight in the thighs with a gaping waist. The quick-drying ones with perfect venting were short enough that I was shy about riding in them, and the longer shorts that covered my pads were HUGE and heavy... Needless to say, there have been countless shorts that solved few of the bike attire problems that women face.
The TLD Skyline shorts solves them all. Yes, you read that correctly: EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Great color? Check. Fly functionality? Check. Venting? Check. Pockets? Check, check and triple check. Length? Perfect for pedaling AND riding the lifts with pads on... So. Another check.
The closure at the waist is a double snap and velcro closure (no zippers that break!) with a rear pocket on the waist that's taped and sealed, large enough for a small wallet or phone (the iPhone 5s fits perfectly while the 6 is a tight fit without a case). There's another zip pocket on the left thigh just below the hip that's also taped and sealed, and the third pocket is on the right thigh, just above the knee. OH, POCKETS! How do I love thee?! My biggest beef with women's gear it's that it's usually shockingly high-priced and low-tech, but these shorts? Oh no, my demanding lady friends... THESE are not. These are the answer to my storage questions, my quick-dry demands, my aesthetic needs and, most of all, the fit.
I bought mine quite a bit larger than I probably should have, but I like them a bit baggier; I'm 5'8" and 160 (size six torso and size 10 thighs) and probably should wear a large, but the XL is a bit looser and baggier on me. These fit my thighs well but don't really seem to gape at all; at points during my weekend of pedaling and lift-accessed DH, I forgot I'm supposed to worry about my shorts. ;) So... The perfect shorts.
Get these. I promise you won't regret it!