Last year I bought a pair of REI shorts with a built-in chamois http://www.rei.com/product/793149
but didn't actually ride with them until this week.
Overall the fit is good, but the chamois is HUGE, thick, and stiff. They don't look so bad in the mirror, but it feels like I've got a big foam rectangle in my pants.
The last chamois shorts I had were the lycra type and the chamois was thinner and not so stiff. Those felt fine.
Maybe I just need to wash these REI shorts fifty times to loosen them up, or....
Can anyone recommend a good touring short, cargo style, with a less-than-diaper-sized chamois?