I was looking for a pair of pants with a comfortable (baggy but not saggy) fit. These pants are right on target. I am 5'9" and 160 pounds. Length and waist are perfect. Cargo pockets are extremely practical. The mesh vents work very well. My only critique is that Burton tends to put the cuff zippers in a place where they are destroyed within days of using the pants. This is my second pair of Burton pants and the cuff zippers were gone in a day of hard skiing. Otherwise, these pants kept me dry and warm in epic powder days here in Utah. In addition, I bought these pants because I wanted to make sure my partners could visually keep track of me when we ski. The Cream plaid color is awesome for this purpose.