I bought these on the recommendation of my husband who is a keen dinghy sailor, and have used these several times for SOT kayaking on the sea. I was worried they might be too restricting and uncomfortable as I have never worn a wetsuit before, but I have been really impressed by the comfort and general fit and quality of this garment. I love the high waist and drawstring seal. I also bought the corresponding top but fortunately the weather has not been cold enough to need it yet. The shorts eliminate that unpleasant feeling when sitting in the puddle of water which is always round the kayak seat, but don't make me feel too hot in the warm weather we have recently experienced. Just one slight design comment which is only due to my symmetry obsession, the grip band at the cuffs could be reversed from one leg to the other so the grip strips' angle is mirrored.