J Grace wrote an answer about SmartWool NTS Midweight Bottom - Women's on December 7, 2009
I bought these pants a few weeks ago and have found them so comfortable that I wear almost incessantly! The rise is much improved - more "modernized" just like they look in the picture. You can wear them comfortably under another pair of pants. The waist band itself is covered in wool, too, so it doesn't rub against your skin. Basically, these pants rock. Hope that helps!