I'm really pleased with these pants for alpine skiing in extreme conditions, wind, and weather. I bought them one size larger than usual, so I can wear base layers of Capilene and fleece in bitter conditions, and tuck my top layers into the bibs before zipping up. It's nice to have a few extra inches in the waist for all that. The cuffs are great, and stay tight over my boot buckles, offering another line of defense against the cold and snow. The reinforced fabric keeps my butt, knees and legs dry. They're certainly more functional than fashionable, but they've passed every test so far.