Breathable, but not waterproof
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I do like these pants, I'm 5'10 & 140lbs and I got an xs-long. They fit beautifully, I'd recommend going with one size up if you want to layer the pants with anymore more than a pair of shorts or leggings, though. I wanted a more flattering fit, and thats exactly what I got. I ordered the small as well to try, and they also fit wonderfully. The pants are super easy to take on and off and great for protection from the wind. I didn't do a rain hike, but I did sit in a puddle on accident and it immediately soaked through the pants and to my leggings. So I would not call them waterproof by any means and for that reason I would recommend perhaps finding something more waterproof (as these are more so water resistant, which is how they are advertised) for a better price. Again, love the way they feel, fit, how easy they are to take on & off, how lightweight they are. But for the price, I'd like something a bit more waterproof/resistant. I don't expect them to stay dry if I jump into a pool, but I would imagine they would give me a minute or two of protection from sitting on a puddle.