Susan Rogerswrote a review of Patagonia Alpine Guide Softshell Pant - Women's on November 21, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I picked up these pants to phase out my Stoic Guide Softshell Pants after thoroughly thrashing them last season. The fit is great - loose where you want em, and snug where you don't. Stretchy fabric means when you have to take a big step up, or contort in strange directions to once again re-enable your stupid walk/ski mode on your boots for the nth time, nothing binds or stops you.
I've had good luck with the belt closure - the waist is the only thing that seems to run a bit large in these pants - and I love how low-profile the waistband in general is. Very comfortable to wear under a harness or pack.
I've taken these babies out skiing, walking, and climbing and keep rubbing it in my friends faces how much cooler my pants are than theirs.