From fit to material, these are my favorite riding shorts. The zippered pockets are key. Other Dakine shorts I have donï¿½t have the zippered pockets making it more challenging going when needing to carry keys, phone, etc. I normally wear size Large (33ï¿½ waist and slim overall) but I opted to size down due to my experience with previous Dakine shorts. The medium fits well, doesnï¿½t require tightening or a belt although Iï¿½m at the max in the waist.