As a mom, I like a pair with some coverage, but still want something attractive and functional. These fit the bill! My first day wearing they went from an impromptu bike ride on the trainer to sledding and skating with the kid in below freezing temps. Within the first few hours I thought there might have been an itchy seam. Upon closer inspection, I found a corse wool fiber had been knitted into the fabric. It pulled out easily and the day continued in great comfort. Based on Icebreaker's sizes, I'm in between an XS and S. I'm 5'7" with really muscular thighs so I went up with the Small. These were a great pick for my active days and will be a repurchase again soon!