I'll say that if you use then sizing chart (and not what your jean size is) you'll be fine. I measured twice and purchased once, they fit great and provide good compression and support which makes sense they'd feel a little snugger than jammers since they're for race day and meant to support your for and entire day of working out. There are pockets on both sides of the shorts which will hold gel shots (I've crammed 4 gel shots in each pocket on runs). As with all Zoot gear these are very well made and do not feel cheap at all. Great product and very cool colors for the 2018 Ali'i tribute.
it runs very small and it tights up to the body once wet a bit to tight also. Order a cople up a couple of sizes.