What size of waist is the size large pant?
MH's website says a large is 36-38 in the waist and 32 in length. I bought a size large pair of mesa pants last year and I believe the fit is more like 35-37 in the waist and 32 in length.
I like the pants but cannot answer your question. I purchased the XL size, which fits my 40" waist.
The size L pants have a 37" waist measurement. Also, the pants have an internal nylon belt that allows the waist to be cinched tighter. They're a perfect fit for my husband who wears a size 36x33 pant. If I remember correctly, the length was a bit too short but because he wore them with hiking boots, you couldn't tell they were a bit on the short side. Hope this helps!
I bought XL and they fit a 38" waist very loosely.
More than likely a 34 - 36. I bought an XL and I have a size 38 waist.