May 14, 2018 - 06:30 AM
Hello. A 2XL is designed for a 44-46 waist so that should be alright for you. We can always exchange sizes for you if needed as well. The shorts are designed to fit snug, like a second skin, so that the pad does not shift around as you wear them. You also get good muscle compression in this way too.
If he is interested in something loose fitting, we do make 2-in-1 shorts with a loose outer layer and padded liner called our MTB Shorts (S-2XL: https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mtb-p... 3XL-5XL: https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-m...). Or, he could also wear an unpadded baggy short over the padded Clydesdale Shorts like our Multi-Sport (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-...), Urban Pedal Pushers (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/aeted...) or Summit Shorts (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-...).