When I first got the jacket in the mail I was a little concerned of it's quality because it's just so LIGHT WEIGHT!! Luckily the next day was a rainy one so I got a chance to test drive it (with the tags still on just in case). By the end of the day the tags were off & this jacket was a favorite! It's really breathable & of course light weight- easy to pack and store. It's also 100% water proof & kept me really dry, the front zipper comes up high so it has good facial protection as well.
I just got these pants and I absolutely love them, I was a little bit weary at first because they are my first 'outdoor' pant but after wearing them for a day I'm hooked. They are not too high wasted but they come up enough to cover your rear when bending over... The material is super comfy and stretchy as well. I am about 130 & 5'4", I bought the size 4 & they fit well (not super tight) they are however a bit long- but easily roll-able. I bought the hydro color & it's really nice. Hopefully I will be buying another pair soon!
I would say it is some where between low rise and mid-rise, I am a person who has a pretty strong preference for low-rise pants and the prana essex fits comfortably for me. I'm not very curvy but I do no have a flat but either, they fit pretty well and for me have a little extra room in the rear, so if you are a bit curvier I think they would be just fine. Super comfortable!!!