This pants are very nice for the price. They have an elastic waistband and ties on the bottom of the legs and the back of the waist. I appreciate that the fabric is very light and breathable, since most of the shirts or vests that you wear with them are usually a heavy fabric. As other reviews have mentioned, the sizing runs large. I purchased the small/ medium, which fit my 35" waist well when laced up all the way. I would recommend this product.