Comp Pro ShortI used to switch back and forth between riding in cotton underwear and bicycle shorts. Cotton gets wet with sweat, which can lead to monkey butt. Bicycle shorts are hot and the tight fit can get uncomfortable during a long day of riding. Then I found Alpinestars’ Comp Pro Short, and I haven’t felt the need to change my underwear in months!The $49.95 shorts are a combo of nylon, polyethylene, polyester and ETC that has a “form retention” type of feel. That is, they don’t squeeze uncomfortably like spandex, yet they don’t slide down or move around. They just hold their shape and stay perfectly in place. Best of all, they are extremely cool and let breezes in (and out) without problem. The fit is perfectly comfortable for those long days of riding, but the “loose but secure” fit can let a little dirt fall down into the back.There are three padded sections-one on each hip and a tailbone pad down the back. The segmented pads make you look like “The Thing” from The Fantastic Four. That is, if you walk around in your underwear fighting crime. The waistband is not thick, but it and the higher pads might not be comfortable for riders who wear a kidney belt. I am about a 33-inch waist and the medium Comp Pro fits me perfectly.The only thing that bothered me about the short is the placement of the warning label. I understand the need to claim this product doesn’t protect against all foreseeable impacts and injuries, but do they have to put that tag in the front?