Reader's Digest: The fabric not only comfortable, but also durable and that 2% of spandex lends more stretch than you'd think. The gusseted crotch is awesome and the rise, well, it actually covers my bum. Think like, comparable to a high-rise but without the whole suctioned-onto-your-stomach fit. The gusseted crotch is super cool and isn't too long, or too short for that matter.
Non-Reader's Digest: I'm super wary of women's pants, and not in a bad way, simply in a "there's a 70% chance these won't actually fit all that well." I'm on the shorter side, with a runner's body, and no hips to speak of so finding a pair of pants that fit comfortably is like finding a needle in a haystack, though I'd venture to say that most women experience pant shopping fairly similarly.
So, when a friend recommended the Stretch Font pants, I was like "cool, yeah okay, but like, what's the #1 selling feature for you?" And she was like "they actually fit, oh and they have a gusseted crotch that doesn't look funny or isn't too small." Which, as you can imagine was enough for me to pick up a pair.
That being said Black Diamond stuff has had a funky fit for me in the past, and usually runs more true-to-size in terms of its XS fit, but unfortunately the company doesn't make anything smaller than a size 2 (please make a size 0 BD, we do exist!). So, size 2 it was. The 2 fits a little relaxed, which I figured it would be. For fit reference, I wear a 24 in Patagonia cords, 25 in the denim, a 24 in Madewell / Jcrew and an XS in Arc'teryx. The relaxed-fit is mostly in the knees and slightly in the waist, but nothing too alarming.This pant is meant for mobility, so I don't think I'd want anything to fit more trim per se. The leg construction is sort of like a skinny-jean-straight-leg hybrid. I do have to up-cuff them, but ain't no thang. All in all, these pants are awesome. Oh, also, the adriatic blue - the perf color. Grey sorta makes me feel like I'm wearing oompa loompa pants... so wish BD came out with a oxblood red or even a port-y purple. Woof.