The Thor stuff never disappoints. These pants have a mesh short inside that give some extra sweat wicking and comfort for friction for hard riding on hot days, with some hip padding as well that helps protect when you lay it down. The heat shiled patches on the calf are heavy leather and quite durable. Sizing is accurate and side waist elastic bands help a lot in fit so a larger size is the one to get if you are between size steps. The logo emblems are glued on with some glue that does not have a good smell, but leaving the pants out in the sun for day ended that. So don't be freaked out when you open the package. All in all these pants rock on all counts shown above, and after all, that is what it is all about.