These pants are a nice blend of jeans and leggings. They seem tight at first, but function quite well. I bought the vintage blue ones first - primarily used them for bouldering and decided to get another pair because they worked well.
At first, I was going to give 4 stars because sometimes the zipper comes undone, but it's really not enough to be severely annoying.
I'm 5'6, 120 lb - I got the size 26. Sometimes they feel a little loose in the waist, but I don't think sizing down would work because they are tight everywhere else.
Super stretchy and comfortable. My waist is about 27 at belly button where these pants sit and the waist is a little big (I have to wear a belt to keep from sliding down) but they fit perfectly around my legs. So I think I could have gone down a size for the waist but would have been too tight around legs and butt. The black pair has a ton of stretch so if your looking to drop a size down because of other reviews I think it would be safe.
I love these they are so comfortable and just as stretchy as advertised. They do ride down on me (I am athletic build with wide thighs/ butt and narrow waist) so I usually have to pair with a belt … not sure how you would actually wear them climbing due to the riding down factor?
As a tall athletic woman, it’s often a struggle to find jeans that fit properly without alterations. These jeans are durable and they stay put when I squat down or lean over (even without a belt). I may have to get all my skinny jeans from SoILL now! They are sized differently than you’d expect so definitely read the sizing guide (I ordered a 29 and they were perfect).
I'm still exchanging these to find the right size but theyre super comfy so far, they just seem to run a bit big. I have a 30/36 waist/hip ratio and the size 28 is smaller than those ratios but they were WAY too big in the crotch and waist region, so I tried a 27, still big in the waist and the crotch still has lots of space that ends up bunching up. I just exchanged for a 26 so hopefully those will work fine! I love the jeans and I want to wear them already, so I hope to find my size soon. They're very stretchy so you can definitely size down 2-3 sizes and be fine.
The thing that seems to maybe be a problem is the waist above the buttcrack dipping down a little too far but im hoping on the right size this won't happen. If it's still a problem then maybe they will make a higher back-end of the waist to accommodate big booty people.