I have used the essential shorts. The premium shorts are snugger fitting and seem to hold up better after repeated washings. Comfort is better also.
This is the best liner I have ever tried. Truly. I will replace my other liners in all my other shorts. Going for the Ultra next…
I have been riding MTB since 1989 and have worn many brands of MTB liners and these premium liners are by far the most comfortable ones I have ever worn. They are soft and supportive. I originally ordered two and I liked them so much I ordered two more. I usually wear a medium, but the sizing chart stated that with a 34 inch waist that I should order a large and they fit perfect. You cannot go wrong with these liners!
I had the essential liner which is great but this one is even better, I'd recommend this one.