I originally purchased an 18, as at the time I was an 18W. Due to the time for shipping and my own body changes, when the pants arrived I was more like a size 16. Naturally, the 18s were big on me... but not just big, huge. Exchanging them, however, was super easy with SheFly. I sized down to the 14 - figuring I will continue to lose weight. When I received the 14s they fit my size 16 body perfectly. What I'm trying to get at is they run a bit big. Also, my shape is more tree-trunk like. Keep that in mind if you're more pear shaped. I'm 5'6" and 205lbs.
Otherwise, the zip fly works very easily to open and close. It didn't feel awkward or like a struggle. I look forward to taking them on a test run this weekend. The number of pockets, material, and sinch ankles are all great features, as well.
I’ve been psyched about these pants since I first heard the idea and now that I’ve tried them— I’ll never go back to my old Pranas. It seems like they’ve really thought of everything. It’s not just the pee zipper— it’s the pockets and the stretch and the waterproof surface. And most of all, I wore them for 4 days straight and they weren't falling off by the end. Love love.
I loooove these pants!!
Highwaisted, drawstring, DWR, ankle sinch, durable, AND YOU CAN PEE FREELY!! These pants are perfect. It was so nice to be able to summit mountains and not be concerned about peeing and exposing myself on the top of the mountain! I actually started getting excited to pee and my body was happier because I was actually hydrating now that I knew I could pee anywhere! Two things that would make them better. Lighter weight would be nice. They are kinda thick. Also PLEASE make baselayers. Because idk how I’m going to pee on my winter mountain summits!
I am absolutely in love with these pants!!! I recently went on a backpacking trip with my four brothers and it was so nice being able to pee just as fast and easy as them. Not only is the pee zipper amazing but the pants themselves are super high quality. They are extremely light and comfortable, but also keep you extremely warm (wind-proof and waterproof). We faced lots of rain and high winds and these pants were perfect for keeping my thighs warm. They are also so cute and flattering! If you are thinking of buying a pair - do it!!! Best purchase - one thing I will say is that the pants were a little bit bigger than expected. I am 5’5 and 135 lbs - I ordered a 4 - which fit, but weren’t as snug as I think I would like them. When I get my next pair, I’ll probably order a 2. But seriously best pants - so happy I have a pair :)
These are a gamechanger in the backcountry! Work exactly as advertised and they're super comfortable and waterproof. My one critique: They are a bit big for us short inseam gals. I definitely had to use the ties/elastics at the bottom to keep them from dragging, and they can be a bit on the saggy side. A shorter inseam pant would definitely solve this.