i love these pants bc it's so hard to find a good waist band. some go all the way around and is just bulky, weird and come up too high. others are draw string only and they always kinda fall. but these pants have a good 'soffee short' elastic band across the back so it allows them to fit perfectly and is so comfortable. i've had all kinds of brands of scrubs and these really just take it to another level, WORTH THE MONEY for sure!! also, the other drawstring pants fit tighter from GA. so i get a large in these and extra large in the GA drawstring. large in all the other brands too.