I just picked up a couple pairs of these after hearing so many good things about them. The fit is off the charts on these pants, some of the best fitting pants I've ever owned. They are really well thought out as well. The roll up with button closure is a great little feature. They would be nice for the commuter, since they do have those reflective straps on the underside as well. The pockets are easy access and have zippers on the back as well as a velcro phone pocket.
The material is super comfy to wear, you won't want to take these off. They have an ever so slight amount of stretch which is really nice. I wore them for a few days camping and they held up excellently. They are not the most breathable and not the most technical, but for an all-around do everything pant, these are my new favorites.
Oh, also, I did wear them on a wet hike up in Olympic and they did get pretty wet. To be fair, it was a rainforest and everything was wet, so I wasn't too surprised. They aren't quick drying, but they dried out soon enough. Anyways, point being, they're not waterproof and they don't really seem to be water resistant either, so if that's what you're after, then these might not be your best bet. Other than that some of the best pants I've had.
Lastly, double thumbs up for odd waist sizes!