I love these pants. I normally wear a 32 waist, but had to get the size 30 pants because they run a little big. The one con is that they don't breathe super great, but I don't think they need to. I soaked them with sweat on a fast paced approach scrambling talus and bushwhacking; they managed to dry out pretty fast, much better than jeans would have. I really like that the drawstring in the waist allows me to forego a belt when wearing a harness. Last note, the front pockets stand quite open—not sure if this was intentional, but there's nothing wrong with it besides looking different.