I got the blue (a little flashy but fun) in a size large since I wanted a loose fit. I am 145#, 5'5" with a bit of extra booty. I can fit hip pads under these but so far haven't actually ridden with any. they are pretty heavy material but this is necessary and the mesh liner keeps air venting through. big leg pocket is rad for holding all sorts of stuff. they come down to hit at the bottom of my knee cap...no dorky riding up on top of knee pads. the adjustable waist tabs are key for my small waist. The fabric is well sewn though i did blow out one of the tabs and also a snap after 6 days of wear so I am going to exchange for another pair.