I just received my "strike" pants today. I ordered the Medium size for waist sizes 32 - 34, they fit like a 33 with the elastic band clinched as far as it will go. They fit loose around the thighs and throughout the leg. The opening is a great size and along with the boot gaiters they fit my boots perfectly. The color is very red, which I expected. (That is why I bought them. :-)) The fabric feels expensive and like it could withstand a lot of force. The zippers are buttery smooth and strategically placed when in a seated position. Bottom line, these are great pants and I cant wait to put them in the snow. If you do not hear another review, then I still stand behind the above. Happy snow season and be safe.