fabric is medium weight, soft with good stretch; construction feels solid and fit works for me. i love the pocket features, especially the rear zipper in the back. from other reviews and the sizing, i was worried about the fit not working, especially being too tight through the hips/butt and thigh. i ordered 2 sizes up from what i usually get for "street" clothes. there's a little gapping in the back at the waist, but that's ok with me. sharing my measurements to help others find their size: i'm 5'10", ~170lb, 34" natural waist, 38" hip, 43" butt, 30" inseam --> size 14 fits me well.