These pants are a terrible disappointment. STIFF doesn't begin to describe. Just sooo uncomfortable to be in all day. The "knee" pads are more accurately described as thigh pads (they don't cover my knees at all). Im 5'9, 150lbs, athletic and usually a Volcom med. I tried the medium, large, and extra large, and they all fit wrong in extreme ways. Medium: think skinny jean, w/no stretch. Large: kept these ONLY because I wanted pants to zip into my Volcom jackets. XL: Are exactly that, extra large, they fit me the same as my husbands snow pants! Just not a good pant.
I dont have Volcom snowboard pants w/stretch in them, but I think I would recommend it.