Purchased these pants for my boyfriend because he really liked the style and fit but couldn't find them at any local stores in his size; Therefore, I ordered them here. He loved them and they were exactly what we wanted but found out upon trying them on that the hip pads weren't inside the pants like they were on every pair we saw at the store. These were slightly more expensive than the ones we could have purchased in store that included the hip pads so I was confused. While they are only little foam inserts for the hips any extra padding is helpful when riding. Aside from the lack or padding we were happy with the pants design and fit
I switched over to these from a Fox boot. The difference is surreal. These are extremely comfortable. Well padded and do not leave bruises on my legs. I've only had them out about 4 times now. They've gone through mud, water and brush and have held up so far. My feet stayed dry even on those 90 degree days where you're sweating like crazy. I would recommend these boots even if they were $20 more, but please don't raise the price because I'm about to buy my husband a men's pair!
I will say there were stiff the first 2 times out but after that they feel super comfy and have a little more "give" to them.
Another plus is they are very "grippy" even wet.
I have tried on every single brand of boots out there. I'm 5'2", 130# with very large calves and ankles. Wear size 5.5 to 6 in "street shoes."
I ordered these boots in a size 5 because there were a closeout price. Figured if they didn't fit, I can keep them for my daughter or sell them on eBay/Craigslist.
THEY FIT PERFECT, WITH ROOM TO SPARE!!!! Haven't rode in them yet, but super excited I can close them around my calves with my riding pants and long johns underneath.