These pants are for women whose body shape from waist to ankles is proportionate, and less so for today's average size woman.
I personally love the fit, a far cry from the previous boxy shaped pants, (many by Columbia), that were shaped more like a man's body with a "one size fits all" approach. It's about time!!
Great breathability, comfort and style, and dries quickly. My only complaints are the elastic strips in the belt loops on the back seem to always come apart from the fabric when washed. It would also be very nice to have ankle zippers for easy removal of pants without having to remove hiking boots!
Overall, I definitely recommend for active outdoor women.