Ignore the stars, read the review
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M
The shorts themselves seem to be very nice and quite well made. (Made in India.)
Based on the sizing chart, I ordered size M. I am 5' 11 1/4", 172 lbs., 32" waist, 38.5" hips, which should be a size M. The shorts fit perfectly in the waist and in the legs. But in the hips, they were skin tight, like painted-on tight, leaving little or nothing to the imagination, both front and back. I felt as though if I were to try sitting on a bike with them on, the seam up the middle in the back would have been stressed to the point of possibly ripping right open. So unfortunately I had to return them. I was bummed because I did like them a lot when I first took them out of the package. They seemed extremely well made, and were very nice material. I'm sure a size L would be perfect in the hips, but would probably then be too big for me in the waist. Maybe I have just been biking too much and my glutes are too big, not sure. All my Pearl Izumi size M shorts fit perfectly though.