Had them on first thing in the morning on a recent hike because it was raining when we woke up. Having the full zip allowed me to put them on inside a 2 person tent sitting down without to much trouble. I am 160# 5'8" and bought the M short. Fit fine over hiking shorts and the length is perfect with gators on. I would certainly recommend these for anyone. Great price and one of the few pants with many sizing options.