I experience a similar problem with a lot of Patagonia's bottoms in that the pants are not made for women with a booty. I am an athletic build and spend a lot of time in the mountains. I'm 5'7", 130lbs and usually wear a small top and a 4 or 6 bottom depending on the fit. I ordered the 4 and felt that the pants were just a hair too tight for hiking pants so I returned them and ordered a size 6. Unfortunately, the front zipper felt long or hung low like men's zippers which I was worried could cause chafing on my inner thigh while hiking. The pants fit fine around the waist, however they were tight around my front thigh and loose on my back thigh? Just an overall strange fit, which was a huge bummer because the fabric seemed perfect in that it's breathable, lightweight and would probably dry quickly.