The shorts run smaller than the pants. They are really great quality. Good material and solid stiching. I love all the extra pocket space. The weight is good and they feel like they'll be able to take the abuse my job will put them through. But I wish I would have known that the shorts run small. I ordered size 40w for the pants and they fit perfectly so I ordered the same in the shorts and they are too tight. I can't bend over in them or even zip up the zipper. Just 1 size up should work.