Every once in a while, you stumble across the most comfortable thing ever, and you wonder, "How did I ever survive before this sweet thing?" The Louis Garneau Fit Sensor 7.5 short is the best thing to come along after inventions like the snuggy, yoga pants for work, and toe socks: obviously manufactured with care, the Fit Sensor offers a quality and thoughtful design, beautifully finished seams, and a fabric so soft, you'll wish all your all clothes were made out of it.
While this short offers the highest performance of all non-bib models reviewed, it isn't the most breathable, due to its thicker fabric. If you're looking for a hot weather pair of shorts, the Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit will keep you cooler.
If 7.5 inches is too long for you, Louis Garneau also offers the Fit Sensor 5.5. As the name implies, its bottom inseam is 5.5 inches, offering more exposure for warmer days in the saddle.