I broke the rule of never trying something new on race day, but VERY glad I did! As the fit description says, they "feel" pretty tight going on, but once you get going, you recognize they settle into a "snug compressive fit." I hammered hard for over three hours in these on a really cold morning and felt great! So awesome!!!
Love the pockets, material, length and ultra chamois! I found them to fit slightly on the smaller side compared to TBB ultra shorts, but size M still worked for me. (5'10", ~167lbs). I do wish the shoulder straps could be one piece of material instead of the outer bands and mesh in the middle. Those always bunch up for me, but a pair from a different brand uses a solid piece of material and I find those more comfortable on my shoulders. Overall, these are great value as usual for a TBB product, and I would definitely buy again (especially if the straps can be upgraded! ;) ).
good padding equals good pants
The chamois on these is, frankly, way too thick and has too many distinct "parts", leading to deep channels between them. In turn this causes pretty severe discomfort and sores on my behind after about two hours. While chamois choice is rather personal, I seriously doubt my anatomy is particularly unique.
But they're fine for shorter rides, I guess.