Love these shorts. I’m a size 14 normally in pants and 200lbs. Got the xl to start working out and love them, they are supper comfy and keep the thighs from rubbing and I walk about 3 miles or more 4 days a week. They say compression but aren’t too tight so not uncomfortable at all. I’ve had them about 2 months now and they have held up great to washing and daily use and love the pockets.