This is my second pair, I love the warmth, perfect fit for my shape. Must have for cold winter rides.
Based on the photographs, I thought these would be at most a mid-waist breech. But they come up even a tad higher than my natural waist. Thankfully, the waist is not too restrictive, so I decided to keep them because otherwise they are a very nice, warm breech. And Deep Pockets that can easily hold a cell phone. I do wish the pocket opening was a bit larger set to be able to get into that pocket. I would agree that the breech seems to run a bit large, but don't think I could size down due to the waist fit.