My problems are chafing, big tummy, and irritation with poor design. I hate waist elastics that flip over or roll down. These shorts are fantastic! They rise about 2 inches over my bellybutton and hit at the narrowest part of my waist, so they will stay up and also give me good tummy support and a more flattering silhouette. They also come right down to my knee, so inner thigh chafing is not an issue. The waist band is super comfortable and the material seems sturdy. The only con I can think of is the fabric choice, and this is more a matter of personal preference. I like my workout shorts with a little more slippery of a fabric so that the fabric doesn't rub too much against itself when I'm at the gym. I dislike how much friction this fabric has - for a workout short, it doesn't seem like it will be all that effortless to work out in.