I've always loved pearl Izumi I have a few pairs of their road shorts in size large and they fit fine. I bought this in XL going by the size chart and what people were saying about how accurate the size was. I didn't find it that way at all. They run a little larger I think. My waist is 35-36 and the XL was way too big. The chamois was hanging low in the back. The waist had too much room. I could easily just pull it several inches away from my body. Now I need to decide if I want to take a chance on the Large size.
I have sever Pearl Izumi products and these are tied for the nicest,(cold weather bibs are the other set) they really do have a good fit, the silicone leg grippers aren't ideal for hair riders sadly but are still maintaining themselves so the durability is there. The upper is also hardly noticed when riding which is epic. I really enjoy these bibs for clubs and century rides.
Love, love, love these bib shorts. Had bought a couple pairs in an earlier version that I absolutely loved the fit and feel of the fabric (soft as butter, but still providing enough compression/support) but the chamois frankly don't feel right, pinched and or caused numbness in points, and looked a bit like a wet diaper. The new chamois changed all that, and now I have zero complaints. Will buy more as my wallet allows.
Got these on a daily deal. Thought I would give them a try. The material is very similar to higher end bibs. The straps will not chaffe and the material really hugs the body. I have put about 300 mi on these and they are comfortable for 3+ hour rides in the heat. They do show sweat. The chamois is good. It sits on the saddle well and conforms to the body well. hoping to use these for longer rides over 8 hour.