The overall cut/fit is flattering, and comfortable. The rise is perfect, not too tall, not too low. The wide waist band combined with the mid-rise, makes for a super flattering waist. No sausage link syndrome!
This fabric is incredibly comfortable. It has the Ibex "boucle" texture, with a super comfortable stretch.
I'm 5'5" and usually wear an XL or 14/16 depending on brand. The XL in the Ibex Izzy is perfect for me. They are a little long, but I figure that makes sense for someone 5'5" buying an XL, and they are not overly long. If anything it helps keep the ankles covered in the cold. I recently tried on a bazillion leggings, and these were the clear winners.
I gave them a test drive, literally, on Sunday. While we drove back from the desert, we got stuck for an extra 3 hours in the car, turning it into a 7 hour drive. Not the longest day in a czr by a long shot, but a good test run. And I was pretty psyched to have such comfortable leggings!