Jessica Throgmartinwrote a review of The North Face Windstopper Hybrid Fitted Pant - Women's on February 20, 2011
Let me start by saying that I haven't actually worn these for a technical application yet, but I have to say that they are pretty cool. Don't let the "fitted" term scare you because they aren't skin tight, but have more of a tapered leg. They are fitted enough that you could wear them as a base layer, but not so much that you can't wear them on their own. The elastic waist has a drawstring, so you could get a larger size if worried about them being too tight when wearing them on their own. Also, although they are Windstopper, don't mistake that to mean that they overly warm....they probably won't be good on their own much under 50 degrees. The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars is that there aren't any pockets! Backcountry states there are, but it is possible that mine are a different year's model as I bought them from another store and not from Backcountry. Mine have a small zipper pocket on the back (in the middle near the waist), but I don't know what good it will be because it is so small that I don't think you could fit more than a folded up dollar bill in it! I plan on using these as a base layer on cold windy days, and for bike riding in the Spring.