I now have 2 pairs of these shorts: leopard print and black. Black feels slightly tighter, even though both are the same size. However, I have been exercising in them almost every day for the past few months and they are holding up well. I love a seamless waistband and a longer 8in length. The best thing for me is that I never get hot in these shorts, unlike the other ones I have, hence I always reach for these ;)
Definitely not compressive - much lighter than my other bike shorts from CRZ. They also show up sweat a lot, even on the black. I do like the leopard pattern though. They're a good length - not too long but not so short that they ride up. Wish they had pockets! I bought M which fits well (I'm a US 6). As they are so light they are very stretchy.