These pants are great! Note: they run a little bit roomy; if you use the sizing chart, you may want to buy one size smaller (though not shorter). That's what I did and I have just enough room to wear midweight thermals underneath. They are perfectly insulated (not too much, not too little) for colder days, and they have a nice cut to them. The front pocket is a useful addition, and the waist is adjustable so they will fit different body types - a bonus when you're ordering something you can't try on. They're comfy too, and they do exactly what they're supposed to: keep you warm and dry without too much bulk. I've always been impressed with North Face products/performance gear, and these are no exception. Added bonus: backcountry.com had the largest selection of sizes and colors at the lowest price I could find anywhere else on the web, and free shipping too!!