nice pants. good tough, quality. i dont wear them too much because they are too hot when hiking in moderate temps, but i almost always pack them with me just in case. ripstop nylon is indeed just that... pretty light weight. warm. pack small and compress pretty well. elastic waist with drawcord and elastic. velcro on the ankles. i am a 34" waist with 32" inseam. got the large, they fit well enough considering i dont wear them too often. gore-tex is better, but for the price you cant beat them. these are warmer than my mountain hardwear epic pants.