First impressions . . .

Verified Buyer Reviewed by dgil from IL on Monday, January 26, 2015
As a 5'4" 135lb woman I'd say they run small, even considering the size chart. I started with small size based on advice but found them too narrow everywhere to be comfortable over pants -- and also too short, but I normally wear 31" inseam. This may be due in part to extensive wrinkling from stuff -sack packaging. Exchanged for medium ones which are a better fit across the board, but nowhere close to being too big anywhere. From at home testing they do seem to be very waterproof (not tried in real rain conditions), and not sure how well the pass-through pocket openings will keep out the wet. Also they are a bit noisy when you move, though I'm hoping that will lessen over time and use. My biggest concern is the ankle snaps. They are molded plastic and the one is molded a bit off, making it even harder to snap and unsnap -- with concerns that the effort could rip surrounding fabric. Snapping doesn't really seem to add much benefit, either, since the tightest option still leaves a good bit of opening around my ankle. Overall though I'd say these pants are far better than any PVC junk I've tried in the past.
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