Very light weight and comfortable, I wore them alone for spring skiing and stayed dry and cool, even when laying on the snow in that "I haven't skied in a month and have not been on my bike enough this spring" feeling. It's a draw string waist so decide if you like that, and not really designed for skiing but I was able to get the cuffs snugly over my tele boots. Thank god no racer boot! I wear a size 8 but found the medium snug for a ski pant that I may want to layer under so opted for the large. They are a little loose but function well. My husband has the men's version and skied in them all season, he has some wear over the knees from his knee pads and low tele stance. But says he loves em!