Rated 3 out of
UndecidedI recently thought how good it would be to have pants that completely snap or zip down the sides, to wear over my shorts at track meets. Easy peasy to put on and take off when wearing spikes. So I was excited when these became available. I was unsure of the sizing so bought both a S and an XS, as I do wear both sizes in Nike clothing, depending upon the article. The S has ample room to wear over shorts or pants, a bit too much room. The XS is fine in the waist and hips, still enough room to wear over shorts or pants, but is oddly too tight at the level of the crotch - I can't sit down in them. I've not had this experience with other Nike pants. My shape is slightly curvy, so those who are really curvy would want a larger size. The XS might fit if I had no curves.
The fabric is light but plastic-feeling and -sounding, like rainwear. The description does not say that the fabric is water-resistant, though, so likely not. Yet while the fabric is light, the snaps are heavy and made of metal, giving the pants an overall weight similar to winter jeans. The snaps feel cold when in a chilly room, so they are going to be hot during the summer, especially out in the sun. Shade can be hard to come by at an outdoor track, so I am concerned they might get too hot.
I want to like these pants for their convenience, but I am not sure they are really going to work for me.