Purchased these hoping they'd be feminine, yet fit for shredding, and long enough to cover the tops of my knees. I have the Ruby liner in a Large and it fits like a dream, so I went with the Large in these shorts. Unfortunately, I had to return them, they were a bit too snug and the length was too short. I'm 5' 7", 150lbs, and wear in a Large in other mnt bike shorts (Troy Lee). - Though these were not the shorts for me, I'd recommend them for a few reasons. - The fabric felt super durable, these may actually last a life time. - There's a convenient waist adjustment on either side.- The articulation around the knee would make these comfortable for peddling.