26.8 waist. The Element wich was considering is 25.4. The Never Summer Premier wich I was looking at as well is25.6. I originally bought the Roundhouse to resell. 99.00 was just too good to pass up. I started thinking why buy one of the others at a much higher price. The Roundhouse is what Im looking for, just a half inch wider. More input and opinions would be great. Keeep it coming.