The Ripley Shorts are designed to bring the same level of performance to the lady's off road clothing while still maintaining a large degree of comfort and good looks. Based roughly on the Men's Ranger Short, the Ripley is made from a two way stretch polyester material. That will give you a free movement feeling, which is so important when pedaling, but will hold its form so that you won't be dealing with bagged out backsides to get caught on your seat. Nor will you look out of place sitting at a cafe post ride. To keep you cushioned while in the saddle, Fox has given the Ripley a detachable liner with its women's specific insert. You'll find this insert effective and yet unobtrusive both on and off the bike. And since it is entirely detachable, you can use it in a variety of shorts and knickers. Where lady's shorts often fall short of comfort is the waistband. It needs to be secure enough that we're not having any ill advised exposure in the back, but it can't be severe enough that it cuts uncomfortably into the stomach. That's where the Ripley interior adjustable waistband really comes into its own. Since it is an interior adjustable band, you won't have to deal with the scrunched up elastic waistband look, but you will be able to adjust the fit discretely from the inside, ensuring you'll always feel comfy whether you are flying down a trail or standing in line for your coffee. And to keep a hold of your keys and coffee change, there is a low profile zippered pocket in the mid back section. It won't get in the way of any hydration or back pack you might use, but it will make it possible for you to carry along a couple of small essentials directly with you.