this was the 5th pair of ski pants i tried this year. i wanted a pant with a lot of features and the versatility for almost any situation. oh, and they had to fit (i am 5'1" 110lbs). these pants have great pockets, light insulation, big thigh vents, recco, articulated knees, and a relaxed but not baggy fit (i have the xs). they are a little long, i think this size would fit someone up to 2-3 inches taller. the lining is soft enough that i wouldn't hesitate to wear them without a baselayer in warm weather. so far i have skiied in a wide range of temps and conditions in these and have always been dry and comfortable. excellent for hiking. bottom line: if you want a ski pant that can keep you happy just about anytime, anywhere this could be it. Bonus: OR sizing accomodates the half-pints. Double bonus: they don't cost $300 or $400!!