I love the material of these shorts-- very stretchy and nonbinding. I'm 5'4", longish legs, size 10 jeans, and ordered a size "L". I've got a 31" waist, and these are too big in the waist. I wear a belt and that seems to work, though the pockets kind of pucker in a strange way. I want to love these, but I think they will just be my back up mtn. biking shorts. The chamois is fine.