Yes. I'm a 36 waist with cyclist's lower body. I ordered 2XL (that's XXL), and they are not loose on the legs at all. Been ordering XXL's in all brands like ExOfficio, Terramar and Icebreaker and they fit the way I like. Don't know how anyone with a legit 36 waist can be comfortable in a Large. Certainly XL is smallest I'd recommend.