The fit is awesome, I'm 6'2" and 220lbs size 36 and the large are like a glove. They are defiantly for taller people. I have used them for XC skiing, touring, and winter camping/backpacking. They are very waterproof in snow(haven't used them in rain yet) and windproof. They breath very well. I could see if you were falling in deep powder snow could get in the pockets but thats the only negative. If your taller than 6' get them!