they roll up small enough that you can pack them and not worry about extra bulk. they take a lot of abuse and remain waterproof. great construction. easy on and off. what more can i say. they do their job perfectly. i wore them over some mid top hikers last season and stayed dry in deep snow. perfect. Used them daily at work as well as for fun. enjoy. As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.