My favorite feature of these leggings is the deep side pockets for stashing my cell phone and sailing gear (knife, strobe light, compass, whistle, electrical tape,etc.) As a perfectionist, I appreciate how closely the lovely lionfish pattern matches at the seams--it's not quite perfect, but it's definitely better than any other brand. I bought these leggings primarily to protect my legs from UV radiation and minor abrasions during yacht races on the Great Lakes. So far, so good. The fabric feels durable and quite breathable. I had hoped it would dry a bit more swiftly, though. It took over an hour after wading in the lake for the ankles to dry, so I will still be kind of cold and wet for a while when waves splash over the rail. As for the fit, I am 5'6", my current weight is ~165 lbs, waist 30", hips 40-41", preferred inseam 29", and the mighty M size was just right through both the hips and the waist, so kudos there! The waistband does roll down a bit more than Lululemons but only when I am folding forward. I wish they came in pre-cut inseam lengths since I don't feel comfortable cutting the material myself. Nevertheless, I look forward to wearing these leggings this summer during beach yoga and hopefully horesbackriding in the Outer Banks as well. The included lionfish recipe was a bit disturbing since I am a vegetarian. If I had known this particular pattern's charity was aggressively encouraging people to kill and eat fish, I would have chosen a different one. Maybe you could catch them in the Atlantic Ocean and release them back into the Pacific Ocean instead? I do admire the eco-friendliness of this product, made from recycled plastic that would otherwise be polluting our oceans. I also bought the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Leggings and feel much more comfortable supporting marine mammal conservation research.