I bought these pants along with a few other brands. They were not my first choice because I was looking for a convertible pant, but I was attracted to the cargo packets and the built-in drawcord. I am 5'9" and 130 pounds. I ordered a size 6 because I found size 8 to be too big with other brands I have purchased. These pants fit great at the waist but were tight in the seat. I'd say if you were going to order them, and were deciding between two sizes, go to the larger size. I can see why some people like them, but for me, these pants were not quite what I was looking for, so I won't re-order a different size. I just wish there was a little more consistency in sizing between different manufacturers so it would be easier to know what size to buy on-line.