I really like the fit of these shorts. They have the right amount of stretch and looseness for knee pads. The side adjusters are nice and easy to work with and the pockets are great. The zipper is short so a bit tough to slide on but once they are on they are very comfortable. Construction is very high quality and they look good. Only issue is that the zipper when up rubs my gut but if your skinny then it shouldn't be an issue. As far as size goes I would say that the XL is comparable to others XL/38 sizes, so for size I would go by that rather than the high numbers that are listed. Wish they had different colors so that I could order another pair.