Reviewed by WNYmom from WNY on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
These are very form fitting pants. The material is very stretchy so they are comfortable. The "back up" extension is a comfortable stretchy panel that rises higher on the lower back than most other pants. I have not worn them yet, but will do so for hiking in cooler weather, maybe even spring snow shoeing or spring cross country skiing. The look is very modern, almost technical, with pocket zippers up and down the legs. I'm 5'10 and about 140 lbs and the size 10 fits well. The look was not what I expected from Columbia, but it is an interesting pair of pants. With a little confidence, they could be worn around town for errands with a sporty top.