The waistband is crazy! These have a very fitted cut with a medium-high waist, and the waistband is almost completely without stretch. You can draw it tighter once on (I needed to), but it might be a challenge to pull it over your hips in the first place! Picture trying to pull on zipped and buttoned high-waisted jeans and you’ll have an idea.
That aside, these are cute and extremely lightweight; I haven’t tested how quick-drying they are yet but so far I love how light and breathable they are. Despite the slim cut they move well and have plenty of stretch/articulation in the joints...I’m pretty petite and was used to being confined to youth sizes if I wanted anything that remotely fit, so it’s great to come across a true-to-size women’s pant that is flattering and functional. The high back waist is nice for full coverage, and the zipped thigh pocket is a good size - all in all I’m happier with these than any others I’ve found.