I was impressed with the fabric, water-repellency, and breathability as well as the inexpensive ($206) price on these softshell pants as advertised; however, because I am short (5 feet 2 inches), the pants were 3 1/2 inches too long and could not be hemmed for that amount because of the inner protective cuff. Was sorry I had to return them. Wish these pants would've been made in a shorter length of 29 inches. BackCountry personnel are always courteous, and their service efficient - I enjoy ordering from this company! Maybe next year North Face will offer the "STH Softshell" women's pant in a size small, short, in the color black. Last year I ordered this same pant in size small, short, in the color brownie, and I wear it several times weekly when I snowshoe in the hills - it's a well-made, warm, stretchy, and sturdy pant which I love!!