How baggy a pair of pants seem to you is a real personal thing and popular opinions/styles seem to swing like pendulum on this issue. Judge the bagginess of this pant by the photos, which are accurate representations. Personally, I think the bagginess of the backbowl is just about right. I bought a pair this week and they look like a great design for backcountry or sidecountry exploits. Beacon specific pocket, highly breathable material, well-placed thigh vents, articulated knee, strategically placed reinforcements, etc. However, I may be returning my pair because the Men's mediums have a longer inseam and slimmer waistline than I expected. I measured the inseam and it is 33.5 inches. Waist is about 32-33". The inseam is at least an inch longer than what I expected. I am 5'9" and wishing they made a short version!