These pants are great the pockets are amazing which is why I purchased them in first place, I need room to carry lots of stuff. That being said, the fit was difficult for me, I have an athletic body type, I'm very small through the hips and thighs, but any heavier through the thighs. I had to send my first order back for a large (ordered a medium) not because they didn't fit but because they were tight, which is not how I want to wear my snowboard pants. The large are very big in the waist and hips but I decided since I really like them I can wear a belt. So, in shorter terms if you're bigger in the legs size up otherwise these pants are awsome!!! order your normal size and you'll love them.