I went to 4 different stores to find these pants in a size larger than medium. Once I realized that no one was catering to slightly larger women, I took to the source. I wear a size 12 jeans, so I offered the XL hoping for a little bit of room for under layers. I almost couldn't zip up the pants without any additional layers! I wore them on the mountain the first time last week. They held up great, kept me warm and dry. They're still a little tight even though I lost 8 lbs before wearing them, but I love the color and they go great with the jacket I bought.