These pants look like proper pants, they feel like proper pants should feel - really good quality stretchy but robust pants - and they do exactly the job I bought them for! They've all got the black gusset inserts, regardless of what colour you purchase (but this isn't visible even if you buy pale colours) and they really do absorb what they need to. It's very liberating to be able to go to the loo without having to think about whether you've got the right sanitary products with you. And its fab that all you need to do is rinse out (I do that in the shower) and put in the wash with the rest of your laundry. Cant recommend enough.