I love the style and fabric of this skirt and bought one in a different print last year. Colors are really nice, too - muted blue/maroon on the Shiraz and a soft dark olive and black on the Olive version. Looks very flattering on a slim person and drapes really well. Fabric does not stretch out too much in the sit area.
Now to the bad part - this print - I guess it is called "Wrapped in Luv" - it puts a huge bullseye on your butt, in both directions (back and front).
I so wanted another one of this style skirt, but I am sending it back.
Backcountry - please get more of this style skirt in some nice prints.
I am also 5'8" tall with 37" hips. The medium was too tight for me, but would be great for someone younger with a fabulous hip/thigh area. I got the large in the sangria and it is perfect. The length is perfect. For those not so tall, you can easily roll up the waistband.
The charcoal in large was still way too tight for me. BTW - the charcoal does not need a slip underneath.
Would be 5 starts if it was not made so small.
The khaki is like a very light greenish khaki color - not the pale tan in the picture here.
Hi, Andrea. My pants are all a size 6 and I am 5'8" tall. I mentioned in my review that the inseam for these pants is 32" (yes, I measured them and all 3 of mine are the same). I initially thought it would be an issue ( I wear a 33" inseam for casual pants), however I find 32" is the perfect length for wearing with hiking boots (which is the only thing I wear with them). UPDATE - Andrea, I just ordered my first size 8 (my hip width grew - hip bone area) and the size 8 is almost 33" long.
I have not weighed the pants, but they do dry very quickly.
They have a number of zippers, so they are not as lightweight as some, if that is what you are looking for. (I am now ordering my 4th pair)
I have two pair of these pants (khaki & brown) - called Softshell Cargo Pants back in Oct 2010. They ended up being a little bigger and longer than the size chart (size 6 fits my 38/39" hips and are 32" long). They are perfectly stretchy and are somewhat water retardant (hiked 4 hrs in rain and fellow hikers were asking me if they were waterproof, as I was not all soaked and the water beaded up everywhere there was nothing rubbing against the pants). They dried fast and I have received a number of unsolicited compliments on them, while on the trails.Only caveat and why 4 starts instead of 5 are the zippers at the knees. All the pockets look cool, but I do not think I will ever use them, and the zippers that are right below the knee will not work for anyone who is rock scrambling. The zippers hit right where you kneel and even gashed me when I slipped on a muddy trail an went slightly down on one knee.Still love them and am going to buy a 3rd pair!