The padding works perfectly for me, I prefer gel in the bike seat and foam in the liner personally. So far they have done well for both running and riding. They are a translucent/semi-shear "liner" that are longer than my shorts (Soffe Men's Running Short,Black - B003AU5VZQ Both the S.100 liner and shorts are translucent/semi-shear, but together provide good coverage. They are super breathable and keep me cool even in the Texas heat.
Aside from just fitting and working great, I can ride then run or visa versa without getting changed. They do provide a moderate amount of compression, enough to stay in place and feel good.
Plus, they have earned numerous compliments from the gals that run/ride the same course I do!
I really like the *No Logo* look the pair provides. Very sexy and clean looking together. Moreover, no one got free ad space on my legs or butt!