I like the overall fit of these pants. They are much less baggy for a given size than the B159's that I typically wear. While the ripstop fabric does feel durable, it is a little bit stiffer than I was expecting. My two biggest issues with these pants are that the top of the pants has a ring of stitching around it. This stitching is somewhat sharp feeling if it digs into you skin around the waistline.
By far my biggest issue is the front pockets. They are nice and deep, but the pocket opening is tiny. I don't have large hands by any means, but I can barely fit my hands into the front pockets. With gloves on you may as well completely forget about it. If this could be changed, these would be great pants.
I was hoping these pants would have the same great fit as other Carhartt pants that I have. However I found the front pockets very small and the fit in the waist very tight. Let's face it, Carhartts aren't really made for guys who are as thin as matchsticks, and that's how these felt. It's tough to get my hands in the pockets and they felt more "slim fit".
That said, I like that they are available in true black- but I should have ordered a size up.
the description said "sits below waist" however they were very "high waisted" and fit a couple of inches above my waist. they were also oddly wide in the hips. I have never had very good luck with Carhartt, but thought I would try again. I have returned the pants.
I bought my first pair of these over a year ago and they have been fantastic, they don't look like work pants and are cut more like a pair of jeans. I prefer having the jean cut pockets as I prefer to keep my wallet in one of them and it generally just feels more secure as I go about my active lifestyle. The fabric feels tough and is warm enough for winter without being uncomfortable if/when the sun comes out. It is however much lighter and more flexible than the duck I have worn in the past.
The only gripe I have is that having ordered an additional two pairs is that one seems to be a different fabric with smaller ripstop squares it also feels like the weave is slightly looser and the finishing does not seem quite as good as on the other pairs.
I would rate the first pair I had and one of the replacement pairs as 5 stars but the other pair as 3+ stars.
Please keep the moss color or bring out a dark color other than black!