Strange Fit

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Julie the Field Guide from Charlotte on Friday, May 23, 2014
These pants fit strangely in the hip area. They were too tight unless you pull them up way past your belly button. I am 5'6" 130lbs and I ordered a small. I would suggest ordering a medium if you are that size, although I don't think a medium would have helped the weird hip problem. I did not test their ability to withstand water, so I cannot comment on that, although I think they would hold up well. They did feel a little sticky on the inside, not smooth or soft the way other rain gear I own feels. I think these would be okay if they fit you right and you are looking to walk your dog in the rain or just walk in general. I am an outdoor field guide and would be biking, hiking, rock climbing, etc and they do not allow for that kind of movement. They are not stretchy at all and felt like they would stick to my legs restricting movement in those activities. I was hoping to find a high quality garment for a bargain price, which happens on STP quite often, but I'll have to suck it up and shell out more for the marmot pre-cips or the Outdoor Research pants. These are going back.
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