I've gone through a few tactical shorts from Amazon and didn't like any of them for various reasons. I purchased these but didn't have high hopes. They are quite nice, good material and sturdy stitching. The fit is very good as well. I'm a 32, but usually like to get a 33 or 34 because I like pants/shorts a little bit baggy. These seem to run with lots of room in the seat, but the 32 is pretty accurate as I can wear these without a belt. They do have some elastic to them but not much, I'd say maybe 1-2" at most. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 185lbs, average to narrow sized butt but larger quads.
Alright so these are convertible pants. The belt loops feel like they are just not enough, but the material is light and breaths well.
I like them so much I bought a second pair. I like all the pockets, wide belt loops, legs that detach, and the
I'm 6'1, 185lb and the 32 inch waiste fits like a 32. They do have elastic waist but it won't give you an extra inch just allows a little stretch. I didn't realize these were convertible pants. (Bonus) and the 32 inch inseam zip on legs they sent me, fall just on the ankle. Over all I'm happy with this purchase.
Bought a pair of these shorts for my boyfriend. Being a Big & Tall guy ( 6'2, 3XL), he's not easy to shop for. These shorts actually come with leg attachments which can zip onto the end of the shorts to turn them from cargo shorts into cargo pants! I thought it was a very fun surprise. My boyfriend loves these shorts for the summer. They're breathable and fit properly.