one of the best shorts I’ve purchased, ever! I Crossfit regularly and these bad boys can take a beating! I loved them so much I got two lore pairs of the same colors, just for the beach/pool. The colors are awesome as well. I’m 6’2, 215 to 220lbs depending on the day with a size 32/34 waist, 16’8 to 17 inches across is what fits me. I got both a Medium and a Large. The large is so very slightly looser on the waist but with the adjustable strings, it’s all good. I prefer the large for my workouts and wear the mediums to the pool or going out.