I really like the weight, and I mostly like the fit of these pants. I have pretty big thighs and butt from years of lifting, carrying heavy packs, skiing, running and search and rescue. These pants fit my legs and hips well. The waist, however, is pretty dang big (I don't have a particularly small waist . . . dang IPAs). I wore these on an all night rescue where I was mostly snowmobiling. I'll definitely need to wear a belt next time. Also, I'm not a huge fan of how large the leg opening is. My mountaineering boots and ski boots are pretty small (women's size 5), so maybe if you're a normal sized human, they would work better. Overall, I was pleased with their initial performance. The fit is a bit odd. The waist feels as though I should've sized down, but it would've made for a very tight fit over my hips.