I couldn't decide weather or not I wanted to spend the money on these pants. They were exactly what I was looking for but when I read the reviews About the waist band stretching out I was a little apprehensive. I bit the bullet anyways and am so happy I did. I have had no issues at all with the waistband after a few days of wearing. The wash beautifully and they are so warm and comfortable. Exceptional winter dog walking/running pants for sure!!! Highly recommended!