I was looking for very light weight pants for easy laundry care and carry-on travel ease. I think these will be great! The elastic waist is wide and smooth, making it flattering under knit and athletic tops. The straight legs and trim, zippered pockets have a flattering cut. This smooth, uncluttered design is versatile enough to wear hiking, exercising and even out to dinner. I will wear a light long john for colder temps. I am 5'4, 150 pounds and the size medium fits me perfectly. I often wear a large in some brands, but these are generously sized.