These have become my go-to shorts for sub 2 hours rides. Pairs perfectly with the tech tee for casual gravel rides. I went with 34 and these are spot on. They run a touch shorter than shorts I use for the same purpose from a different brand but have a better overall fit for riding.
I absolutely adore this short - burly fabric and styling that truly walks the walk of a piece to wear on and off the bike. Owning them through the winter only allowed for a ride or two around 30 miles (w/out liner), but they worked great and I can't wait to use them for longer bikepacking trips this summer. Do be warned, however, the thighs are definitely borderline too tight for riding (killer for off-bike casual), but they seemed to stretch just the right amount during a ride. I wear a 30" waist in almost all my pants/shorts, but am very glad that I went with a 31 in these.
Initially the shorts may seem really small and snug, but once you're in them you realize the fabric makes them not feel super tight. Instead they end up forming to your legs well, and the fabric lets them move so easily that you begin to wonder if it's elastic. Just make sure you double check your size. I measured to need a 36 but ended up sizing down to a 34.