I would never pay $40 for sweats, but I had bonus points and figured I would treat myself. Now I am ordering another pair!! So soft, and the side pockets are not deep nor do they stick out- I hate sweats with pockets. But these pockets are small, yet big enough to be useful. The sweats are incredibly soft and gathered at bottom but not tight. I am 5 ft size 8-10 and ordered the large. When they arrived I thought they looked small but tried them on and they are perfect, almost like they stretched a little. I would not recommend these if you are over 5.4" because they are perfect on me, just a tad long but the cuffing at bottom minimizes the excess. If in doubt - Buy!!!