They run small, I`m a 33 waist ordered a M length was perfect but couldnt close the snap. Sent them back for a large which is a little longer and a lot larger in the waist
I ordered these for an ice climbing trip I`ll be doing in a couple of weeks and decided to test them out in the Catskills. 8-12inches of snow temps in the teens, post-holed it up Indian Head Mtn. There is no true gaiter on these pants, there is an elastic draw cord around the cuff. It doesnt stay around the boot, so snow gets in, and you are left with an 8 inch length of elastic cord hanging from your cuff, pain in the butt to keep tucking in.
The cuff got caught on the crust that formed over the snow from sleet and the zipper popped open from the bottom, its not supposed to separate from the bottom, it zips from mid thigh down to the cuff but the zipper isnt supposed to separate. Had to force zipper down realign the teeth and rezip.
Love the feel of them though, stayed dry and warm, had a light pair of long johns underneath, could have done with out them. They would be perfect for skiing and snowshoeing, hope they hold up for ice climbing.