These pants are soooo comfy, in terms of both the stretch and the fabric. And they are fantastic for climbing. But the fit is a little odd. I'm 5'7, 140 pounds and got the size 6, which almost always works perfectly for me. These are snug enough in the thighs that I wouldn't want to size down, but suuuuper loose in the waist and about two cuff-widths too long. They're perfect for climbing (they can be rolled up and a harness makes a great belt). And I love wearing them around, except that the waist thing feels sort of awkward. I'm always yanking my pants up and pulling my shirts down. The pants' strong points make them worth getting tailored; it'll be the first time I've had clothing altered in my life. Mostly I'm just confused about the proportions, because I'm a pretty typical athletic build for my size. The hydro color is very cool - a little more blue-gray than the teal shade that showed up on my computer screen.