Reviewed by River rat Pam from Colorado on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I bought these for my husband after I told him he couldn't wear his old White Sierra shorts anymore. He loved them, but after splitting the butt beyond repair, they were done for after 12 years. This was after I had already patched them. He loved them and would wear them on river trips, hiking and for daily wear. He was so happy when I ordered these. They look and fit perfect and I just hope they last as long. They aren't tight like a lot of men's shorts. They are great for sitting in an inflatable kayak all day.
Answered on 9/1/2014 5:16:45 PM by Cowgirlmama from Colorado
My shorts were true to the M size. I'm a 34", but there is expansion room with the elastic waste band and the adjustable waste nylon belt. Plenty of room in the mesh swimsuit type liner.
All in all a good value.
Answered on 9/1/2014 6:48:58 PM by JimmieD from Wisconsin
I ordered an extra large for my husband who wares a 36" waist. You can tighten the waist if it is too large, but I would think you would want the extra room in the trunk. Nothing worse than tight shorts!
Answered on 9/1/2014 7:57:25 PM by River rat Pam from Colorado
My husband has a 34 waist and we purchased a large for him. I don't know if that helps or not.
Answered on 9/1/2014 8:41:38 PM by Dog & Pony Show from Idaho
The wasteband is elastic and forgiving. However, I discovered that the belt is not really a belt but an elastic band that stretches and offers little support. Works fine if pockets are empty...
Answered on 9/1/2014 9:39:07 PM by Hiker Bud from Iowa
Here's the thing, I have "former powerlifter" hips, butt and thighs and a 36 in waist. The Large size fit my waist fine, but almost ripped when I'd sit down or move lateral. Hence, I sent them back and ordered XL. I almost max-out the belt, however, they stay up, are very comfy and do everything they are supposed to do. I love them, especially around the lake, pool or under my waders!