My XL pair was very large
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Random consumer from Catskill Mtns, NY on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
I usually wear L in running shorts and the like, but sometimes can wear XL. I took a chance with XL on these (L was sold out), but the waistband was huge, even tent-like. The product does not seem to be cut for "athletic" proportions. I'm keeping them because of cost of shipping back returns, but it was a dud of a purchase.OTOH, the stated waist size of 40-42 is probably warranted.