I'm absolutely obsessed with these shorts - I wear them running, hiking, cycling (especially on shorter rides), swimming, and just walking in the summer. They dry quickly, they are super comfortable on the bike if your position is more forward sitting, and they actually stay in place due to the grippy band on the legs. For reference, these fit true to size - I'm a M and am 5'5 and 150-160lbs with big legs.
I wear these shorts for running, biking, swimming, strength, trainer rides - literally all the time!! The smaller pad is still super comfortable and even more actually after they're wet. These are definitely the ultimate multipurpose shorts - the pockets are KEY for storage as well as for my phone on the trainer. Very true to size - I'm 5'5 and have quite large legs and fit a medium.