I am 6' tall, weight about 175 lbs, and am very fit. Typically I wear a size 32 inch pant and a medium or large compression short for biking. Based on the size chart on the Demon website, I ordered a men's large (32-34 in) from Backcountry. It was way too small. I sent this back and next ordered a X-Large (34-36 in). It arrived and again it was too small. In fact, this time some of the stitching on the waistband ripped as I put them on! I double-checked the tag and these were in fact labeled men's XL. In both cases, the sizing of the items I received seemed extremely small for a man's sizing and seem better suited to a woman sizing. Not sure if there was some gross mislabeling of this item, but at the very least Backcountry quickly assisted me in returning these items. Conceptually, these look like they would fit my needs but with such freakish sizing I'll need to look elsewhere.