After comparing several brands/type of pants, I decided to stick with these and I sure am glad I did. These pants are killer and have tons of features on them, not to mention plenty of pockets to keep whatever you need on the hill at close range. Pants are plenty warm for me, and paired with the T.D.S. riding base layer (http://www.dogfunk.com/volcom-case-study-t.d.s.-riding-pant-mens), I can easily stay comfortable in the coldest of temperatures. Sizing was on par, slightly bigger if anything.