I had been on the search for a pair of water shorts to cover up on the days spent out on the water from dawn til dusk for a little more protection, and these were the ones! They are SUPER short- if you're looking for something to hang down past your bum, I would recommend something else. But if you want a pair of water shorts that give you just enough coverage in the back, look no further! Plus, the material is super soft and comfortable, and more technical than I was expecting at first. It dries quickly, looks and feels good- would absolutely recommend! I am a 26 waist, and the size Small fits perfect over a swim bottom.