I've bought quite a few of these over the years. The earliest ones were great - lightweight and very stretchy, which is important to me due to my height - well over 6'. I went through a period with a couple of pairs that weren't as stretchy and were horrid to wear. Thankfully, with the Elite GT's, Ronhill are back on form. So, now I have running pants that fit, are great to wear and can be washed and dried in no time at all. Brilliant!