The elastic/drawstring waist is really comfortable. I love the belt loops--I clip my alarm/badge to a front loop. I can also wear a belt comfortably loose so it doesn't cinch or bind but keeps pants from pulling down when I bend or squat. I have a short rise. With so many pants the crotch hangs halfway to my knees. Not these, fit great! The legs are not too loose and baggy but not too tight. Also I am so happy they have straight legs. I hate the current flare-leg trend--they make a short person like me look even shorter and wider at the hip. Who wants that?? Great color selection, wash up nice. My new favorites!