"But the fleece is so soft and comfortable, and the snugness across the hips does stretch ..."
I bought these mens sweat pants because I wanted pockets and open bottomed legs. I read a couple of reviews by women that said these pants run small and fit them well. I am small, 5'3", 110 lbs, so these seemed the ones to get, but I still expected them to be a bit big for me just the same. Aside from having to roll the waistband down one turn because I am short waisted, they are not big. In fact, they are too snug around the hips. That was a surprise. But the fleece is so soft and comfortable, and the snugness across the hips does stretch out a bit on wearing them, so they are not tight by any means. If it wasn't for the snugness around the hips I would buy a couple more pairs.