I bought these pants at the beginning of the season and used them all winter for skiing on piste (telemarking) and for several backcountry tours. I'm 120 lbs, 5 foot 3 inches, not very hippy. I bought the small size and they fit nicely and look great (I've had many complements), but they have some serious functional problems. The waist is too low and does not cinch properly, so I get snow down my backside frequently (even with a tucked in shirt). You can use the velcro on each hip to tighten them, but as soon as you bend over the velcro pops open. A backcountry pant must sit higher on your waist to avoid this problem (or the cinching system must not be velcro). The end result is that these pants don't allow you full freedom of movement. I can't get them to sit at the right place on my hips so they fall a bit and then, when I am touring, hinder a free, full step. I find that extremely annoying.
I do like the material. It's as waterproof as I need it (sitting on a lift on a wet snow day, I was just a little damp at the very end of the day), and the side zips allow you to fully ventilate which is great. The gators at the bottom are perfectly done.
If I had to do it again, I would fork out more money for a full bib.