Solid pair of pants, nothing fancy

Reviewed by OutdoorMom from Ithaca, NY on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
From the standpoint of fit, others have commented that these run very large. I'm surprised by the extent of vanity sizing on these pants, but I ordered an 8 (usually a 10) and they were actually generous, but not enough to go down another size. I comfortably wore them skating with long underwear underneath. I am 5'5", 138 pounds, fairly fit but with a thick waist. Those with a narrow waist will probably have issues with the fit; I would not recommend them for ladies with an hourglass figure.

From the standpoint of fashion, these did not come off a runway. The waist is pretty high compared to the typical styles today and just in general they are not cut to look fabulous, but that's not what they're for. I was looking for everyday pants that can also serve me in activities like hiking and ice skating.

From the standpoint of function, they are fine. These are not technical pants with a lot of zippered pockets/adjustments. No boot hooks on the bottom, etc. I'm not entirely sure why there is a cinch at the cuff because it barely narrows the bottom. I haven't tried them with my bike but I'm not sure it would actually keep them out of the gears. The fabric is a combo of cotton with a bit of stretch. They feel like a rough cotton but have some nice give without looking like "stretch pants." On the spectrum of technical-to-everyday pants, they are definitely on the side of everyday with just enough features to make them good for lighter duty activities.
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