Fit is more relaxed than I anticipated- I probably could have gone down a size, unless it somehow shrinks after the first wash. Nice casual, comfortable jeans with some protection build in. I wish the padding positions were more adjustable. Having trouble getting the knee pads to stay in the right spot. Hip pad pockets kind of flop around too. Wish it included proper hip pads but luckily I have a set from another brand. Jean fabric is a bit lighter in weight to other more protective riding pants I have. I think the lighter fabric might be cooler on a hot day but less protective.