I ordered a Large but also just ordered an XL. I am 5'3" and a 14/16. Running in between sizes makes it difficult for me. Typically the waist on the smaller size (high waisted) pants fits, but the thighs are what pull the pants down. So when I end up tugging my pants up, it's because my thighs, not necessarily because the waistband falls. I think I will like the XL's better overall. I was nervous about the 5" length because in normal shorts a 5" can still mean SHORT. these seemed comfy on my thighs and I don't think they would rub/chaff ** I hope.
The fabric is so nice and soft. The shorts feel great. They do fairly well for a run; they still ride up a bit on my thighs and I have to adjust them a bit. 5'8" 145lbs ordered a size small and they fit well. These are slightly above mid thigh for me. Overall I'd buy them again.
I bought these for a triathlon I'm doing. I don't think I'm going to do very many more and didn't want to spend a bunch on tri shorts. I am really happy with these. The pockets are amazing and will be great for playing tennis and pickleball with my husband. The fabric is really soft and comfortable. I have not noticed any shrinking or pilling with multiple uses and washes. When I run they ride up on my legs about 1/2inch in the first few minutes but then they stay put. I am a size 12 with thick thighs and ordered a large, I wish there was a little more compression but I'm very happy with the fit.
I bought these and the 7" shorts for running...they were great! Just long enough to deal with thighs that touch lol I am bummed my size sold out because I believe in duplicates of things that work!
These shorts are PERFECT! Straight out of the package I took them on a super sweaty 10 mile trail run. They didn't budge an INCH. And let me tell you, ladies, it is HARD for me to find shorts that don't ride up. The huge pockets held all my goodies, and the Lux fabric kept me feeling comfortable. I'm 5'3", 135 lb and ordered the small. Medium would also probably fit fine, but I hate running in baggy pants so I sized down to play it safe.