I have a 42 - 44" waist and all my wet suits are 3XL
will the X-large size fit me without self destructing?
DAVID H I can't say exactly because I don't wear your size, but they are fairly stretchy and very sturdy. I gained a lot of weight since I bought mine, and they are fine; I also wear them over my wetsuit. I can only guess, but I would think so.
JON S I have a 38" waist and have the large version. they fit ok over a 3xl semi dry 8/7mm suit. So you should be ok with the XL
DARRYL R These shorts tend to run larger than you would think for the size listed. I would THINK that XL should fitt you
MORGAN A Unfortunately, they will not. I, too, share your "mature male" stature and purchased a pair for myself with the hope I might be able to either squeeve into them or have them provide sufficient incentive to "return to my fighting weight of yesteryear". I ended up passing them to my 36 year old son whose waist aligns with these XL shorts. He loves them and finds their portable versatility across his closet full of wetsuits of varying thickness/thermal protection a more than satisfying alternative to glue-on bellows pockets for each wetsuit as I have had to do. Alas, when I tried to convince Highland to manufacture "mature male sizes", they did not appreciate the breadth (pun intended!) of the potential marketplace. I wonder when they last dived? There are plenty of us "Big Boys" out there and most of us are seasoned instructors!!!
JASON J Should fit just fine. I have about the same size waist, fluctuates between 42 & 45 :) and I own the XL pair of these. The tag says 37"-41" but they are very comfortable.
I used these for a month straight diving 3-4 times a day on a recent trip to Roatan, Honduras and they held up very well.
arrick c I'm the same size and they fit good except for the waste is cut low for me, I'm 6'5. Otherwise, I love them.
RYAN B They seem true to size
ABHISHEK A FWIW, I have a 30-31" waist and the Medium fits me quite well. Hope it's helpful information.