just got these in, the fit great (5'8" 160lbs got a large) they seem very well made, and has every feature I wanted in a light weight pant. they do have full length leg zips and a 4" high crampon/ ski patch on the inside of the leg. the belt is elastic, don't know how long it will last, but can be replaced with something else. can't wait to test these out this winter. I will bring them along on the A.T. as rain pants this summer.