Good pad placement
They run very small for their sizeOverall Review: IXS did a good job with these shorts. Construction quality looks and feels solid. The pads are thick but not too thick and placement is well thought out. The have a good Chamois pad. However, boy do they run small. I mean not a little tight small, but way too tight small. So, based off their size chart, go up one or maybe even two sizes. I'd give them four stars if they were sized correctly.