I had ordered the Stoic 3/4 length Merino bottoms for a trial kayak trip in the Northwest Coast, and was really pleased with the comfort of these guys! I had mistakenly ordered 2 pairs, and lent the extra to one of my like sized buddies, who handed over her greenbacks at the end of the day--another convert! We both are 5'6", and about 125 pounds, and decided that we could have used the small instead of the medium, but were satisfied overall. These were on sale, and the price was fair. I would definitely recommend this product.
Love these pants!
I just wore these pants on a long trip through Asia and Bhutan, and they were perfect--good fit, light weight, water repellent, and they cleaned up with just a wet wipe at the end of the day. I love the 4 zippered pockets in front, and that the waist didn't stretch out as many soft shell pants do at the end of the trip. They were a bit too light for high altitude bad weather on their own, but with long underwear, they provided better protection. I wear a 4-6, and the Small fitted me perfectly. The only change I would make is in the ankle cuffing--when they are drawn up tight, the cords are easy to step on and trip. They need a little velcro attachment or something to keep them out of the way.
I usually wear a medium in women's jackets, and was pleased to find that the large boy's Patagonia jacket fits like a glove for 1/2 the price of women's versions. It smooshes up to a tiny package for traveling, and is a great warm layer for chilly mornings and makes a passable pillow. The only thing I added was a zipper pull, as the one on the jacket is very hard to find with gloves or cold hands. Wish it came in different colors, though, but still a killer deal!