These pants are rad. In my opinion they fit like most other freeride pants I've seen, and the waist is totally adjustable. I did size down from other brands. This is my second pair of Norrona pants, and they are just as bomb-proof as my old ones. These are probably the ski pants you'll see on ebay in 30 yrs and they will still be functioning like new. The raspberry color is bright and fun and the material is textured, almost like a subtle houndstooth. The pants seem to stay waterproof no matter what; I can leave my cell phone in my pocket and it stays dry all day. And it's easy to layer for any temperature. Pretty much the best performing ski pants I've ever had.