Our outdoor riding season is effectively over (we're in MN...it's a bit brisk out there this time of year and neither of us are snow bunnies so we start indoor season when the frost starts)...I can say we were fortunate enough not to have tested the durability of either the soccer or softball sliding shorts this year so I can't give any abrasion testing results. But, from a comfort standpoint, I was quite happy with the softball shorts. They're light weight and breath well. They became my favorites to wear especially on 80+ mile rides in the summer heat. There were a couple mentions of 'modesty' which is where I think the softball/baseball shorts would fail those of a male persuasion because of the light weight material in the nether regions. Ratz would have to chime in on the Soccer shorts he was trying out. The running pants are alright, although I feel like they have seams in all the wrong places. I had contemplated tri shorts, however, being of the female persuasion I can't convince myself to voluntarily wear a pad...when I don't have to. I see quite a few suggestions here that are intriguing though...off to research!