They have made some changes in these you'll notice right away, the waist band is much easier to pull on over your hips and isn't super tight but will stay up. Also, the little nubs on the seat and legs are gone and have been replaced with a smooth grippy type material to hold you in the saddle. I'm 5'4 and buy a size Large, the regular large Fits breeches are usually 2-3 inches too long on me, these hit me right below the ankle and I don't have to roll them up. The finish is smooth and dirt will brush off easily and the inside is nice and warm. I haven't ridden in them yet as it's not that cold out.