Laura H.wrote a review of prAna Essex Pant - Women's on February 16, 2012
I just got these a few days ago, so I can't speak on how things are long term, but in the short term I really like them! I'm 5'6", 145 pounds and I got the size 8 which is a good fit. They are a bit snug in the butt but I think that's what is fashionable at least for young people. They are a little long for me since I have short legs, I think you could roll them easily. They are very flexible and nice material. It poured rain today while I was out with them and they are definitely waterproof. I didn't think to look at them until about an hour of getting out of the rain, and they were dry again. They are higher than I normally buy pants - they come up just below the belly button for me, but I don't think they look like they are meant for older women or anything. I'm 22 and wore them to college today with a black tee-shirt and converse and they looked great! I got the grey-blue by the way. They are a little less bright than the picture, but I think it makes them more neutral. Also I should mention at first I was finding the seam at the waste a little bit itchy, but it's not that bothersome. I plan on wearing them for travel, and when I tried them on with a money belt that was comfy too. I should also mention that if you wear regular underwear these might show some lines because of the material.