Not everybody wants to wear bibs all the time. Its also surprising how few waist shorts with pockets are available. These hit the spot. Very comfortable for 100 miles and with two mesh pockets that I stash the phone and credit cards, with a handy waist pocket as well. It's quite liberating not to have straps over the shoulders and the weight of a phone in a jersey pocket.
My only criticism would be lack of availability in the UK, I had to buy direct and Brexit really added to delivery time. Thanks 52% of the UK public. Not Pearls fault of course. Very happy with these, sizing was accurate. Not as good material, in my opinion, as my Gore long distance bibs, they really are a second skin and quite luxurious, but twice the price. These are great for £70 or so. Recommended.
tested today for a 40k ride, very comfy. I love the side pockets! The only thing I dislike o far is that they are a bit slippery on the saddle, I hope they will get more grippy with some use.