Are these considered "slim fit", or should...
Are these considered "slim fit", or should we actually believe the sizing chart unlike some other brands.
I wear a 33 pants and not sure what size to get.
Just got these so I figured I'd answer my own question. Yes, the Gore website calls these slim fit. I am an honest 33" waste and the Large fit but with plenty of room. They have cinching tabs on the waste so getting the prefect fit is easy.
I'm a 33.5 waist and proceeded to order a large just to learn the same lesson I've learned so many times over: if between sizes go smaller.
I could fit in the larges but the Velcro adjusters were maxed so could not go smaller if needed and add in the fact I now had these big folds running down the sides prompted me to exchange for mediums.
Great fit with the mediums. I even found that when riding in them first time out that the waist would still pull down slightly so had to still tighten up the waist a bit. I now have about half an inch taken in on the adjusters on either side.
Even if a 34" waist I'd say go for the mediums.
My upper thighs are 23" and these are nice and roomy in that area.
I'm about a 34" waist, 25" thighs, and found the XL to be about perfect. I normally wear a large in anything to do with pants, but every set of Gore cycling pants I've tried seem to run on the small side. For example, I found the Large in their gore-tex 3/4 pants too constrictive in the upper thighs, and ended up getting an XL of those as well.