I recently purchased these pants for a trip to the French Alps. I was particularly excited to see that they featured a zip lower-hip pocket. It was my intention to use this pocket to secure my passport. I wasn't disappointed. The pocket was the perfect size for a passport and was deep enough to also comfortably hold a cell phone or wallet was well. The pants are athlectically cut and do have a slightly raised under-cut so if you're taller, I'd recommend sizing up one. The pants do have a stretch to them which makes activity motion free and easy. They are warm and they launder especially well.