The material on these is great. I have the rios and I find the material a little thick and heavy. These were much lighter, same as the horizon leggings. They'll show sweat, but I like the lightweight feel. The color wasn't for me, it's much more purple than it looks in the photos. I like the short inseam and high waist. I ordered a small, but found that it fit great in the waist and squeezed my thighs a little on the leg holes. Not enough to cause discomfort, but enough that I noticed and it would have driven me crazy. I returned and plan to try a medium to see how those fit. I will probably get the other color though.
While I love these shorts, and I wear them under soccer shorts when I coach, they do roll up on my thighs sometimes. The only shorts that haven't done that are the 3.75" rios. Still love them!
The feel of the shorts is great, but they were too short for me.
I feel like I haven't heard much at all about these shorts, which I think is completely disappointing and undeserved!! This fabric is SO soft and easy to move in. I am 5'3", 125 lbs, and have a pretty decent booty. I wear a small in Rio shorts because of this (where I can do XS in some leggings), and I got the summit shorts in a small as well. I feel that these are just SLIGHTLY more tight fitting than the small poly-spandex Rios on me, but they're the perfect fit. These are totally underrated! Love the higher waist.