LARGE is a good fit for my 36 - 37 inch waist. Has useful pockets, including a velcro fasting back pocket and washes and dries easily. Comfortable inside webbing and loose around the thighs so as to not impede swimming. Elasticated waist, plus a draw cord, means these shorts are easy to adjust for expanding or contracting waist lines.
A little on the cheap side. Mine did come with a drawstring, but the 3rd time I tightened it it started tearing out of the fabric on the inside seam.....I don't think these are going to last particularly long with me swimming 3 times a week, but I guess you get what you pay for.
This is my second pair of these and they are excellent. My first pair is 18 months old as as good as new. Bought these at half price for a forthcoming holiday. Well made and good fit. I swim regularly in pool and sea and these are the best I have had.
I am always skeptical about buying clothes on line, if their measurement is the same as mine. Having tried them on only. The medium size should fit anyone up to 35" okay. Swim shorts always seem to stretch a little after use, and there is a draw string. I can only say if they are a good buy if they are still okay after a year of use, but they do look the part.
No complaints here they arrived quickly and just as i was expecting. Seemed to have washed really well. The only slight negative id say is the lining inside could be a little comfirmier but thats me being fussy. Decent pair of swim shorts.