It weighs only 3 oz (size S), is great for wind and light rain (it has DWR finish). There are snaps at the ankles so you can easily get it over shoes or boots, and an extra snap in further let's you cinch it at the bottom. Backcountry calls this a woman's pant, but Patagonia only makes it in unisex sizes, so it's straighter in the hips/waist than a woman's size would be. I'm 5'4" 112 lb, sort of curvy, and got size S, which fits OK (though I wish it had a bit more hip room), and I can wear a thin base layer under it. The waist sits at my high hip and has a drawstring so you can adjust it. The length is 30.5". It has one pocket (into which you can stuff it), which zips open at the side hip, but the pocket itself is oddly angled toward the back. I plan to use it for hiking and travel, along with my Houdini jacket.