The Merced Swimshorts are made with different body types in mind, the back waist band is elasticated to suit different body types.
Small 30 - 32 inch waist. - if you have big thighs and / or solid rear end you may go up a size
Medium 32 - 34 inch waist. However if you have a smaller rear end you may go down a size
Large 34 - 36 inch waist - However if you have a smaller rear end you may go down a size
Extra Large 36 - 40 inch waist - However if you have a smaller rear end you may go down a size
You can go down a size if you wish to wear your shorts tight, keeping mind these shorts have some stretch to them.
Outside Seam - Small 14.5" (35cm). Medium - 14" (36cm). Large 14.5" (36.5cm) Xl 15". (37cm)
Notes, there are NO back pockets - the inside has mesh pockets and swim brief