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kathleen_c309829wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Pants feel good against my skin, even in warmer weather (suspect it's the small percentage of cotton material in the blend). I'm 5'5", 125 lbs with slim hips and an athletic build. Size 4 was a bit loose in the waist (nothing a belt won't fix) and hips. The legs had enough room to be comfortable when bending and moving on a trail. Tried a size 2, but sat too low on my waist and were too tight to be comfortable on a long hike. The size 4 also allows me to wear a pair of long underwear underneath without feeling too constricted. My major complaint is the lengths. 30" was actually 29" (size 4) and 32" was actually 33"(size 4). I suggest buying the longer inseam and washing these pant in hot water and drying them thoroughly the first time you wash them. Worked for me (shrunk about an inch in length and a bit around the waist and hips). These look nice enough to wear for a casual dinner after being outside all day mucking about and I like the zip off legs turning the pants into capri length. They do stretch out a bit as the day wears on, but with my belt on, I hardly notice. The pants could also use pockets that fasten securely in the back and on the legs. The pockets and weird lengths are why I knocked off a star on the rating.