I bought size 14 for my very tall son, who just turned 12. They are the perfect length and a good fit over his speed suit. The waist was crazy loose, though, over his slender frame—and the Velcro straps don’t tighten enough. But a nice Arcade stretch belt does the trick! The pants look good on him, seem well made, and will likely last him a season or two, before being passed to his little sister.
Best zip-off pant on the market. My kiddo has had all the brands of zip-off pants and these are the only ones that withstood a year of wear. A year means more than 120 days on the mountain. The thing I was the most impressed with was the cuff. Every pant he has had the elastic ankle cuff rip away from the pant. Not on these! The elastic is still tight and the cuff still secure to the pant. Another nice feature was not having a snap at the base of the pant over the zipper. These always break and having a weighted flap is a much better design. The vents, of course, great feature. The re-inforced, articulated knees allowed for a better range of motion and no holes in the knees! The adjustable waist band is velcro, but it holds! We set my kiddo's waist size at the beginning of the season and the velcro held its place all season - unheard of! The fit on these is perfect for a racer - the legs are trim and flare right at the boot - not a huge leg all the way down. Perhaps the most overlooked feature - pull tabs on each zipper. I have a neurodivergent kiddo that struggles with zippers and buttons - these pull tabs made a huge difference in him being able access his pockets and zip-up his legs on his own, even in gloves. These pants exceeded our expectations.
Used them for son's ski race to cover speed suit. Easy on. Easy off. Would recommend.