I'm 6ft, 195 pounds with 38 waist and ordered these hoping the XL would fit (xxl out of stock). Had to work them into place because of the form-fitting material but comfortable once in place, although the padding is slightly off for me, with a little too much in the back and a tiny bit short in the front. I ride mostly on road, slow uphill and easy down, about 4-5 times a week, 10 miles each, with a 1300-ft gain, mainly for heart health, and these shorts felt great the first time out. I did, however, turn the waist ban down so it was not pressing on my beer storage area. I'm look forward to wearing them again And they were on sale! In green!
Itï¿½s nice to have pockets for food or phone. I use for Mtn and gravel mostly and like to wear a t-shirt instead of a jersey. I ride with Pearl Izumi shorts mostly, the value for there better short is unbeatable if they fit you.
Using these shorts when I am on the saddle for any hours has proved them worthy. The leg bands stay in place. The chamois serve its purpose well. The pockets are are so nice I forgot where my cell phone was for a while. I will purchase another pair.
The shorts are substantial and well made. Unfortunately, the chamois is sewn too far forward and does not come back far enough for the padding to reach my sit bones. Also, the hems on the legs are uncomfortably tight even after multiple wearings.