Comments about Novara Flirt Capri Bike Pants - Women's Plus Size:
I was so excited for these, finally some coverage with function, BUT... I am a size 16-18. Ordered both the 1x and 2x (2x fit the best) but the fit is weird. The leg is nice (a bit fitted) and I like the feel and stretch of the fabric. However, the waist in the back is low (tolerable), but extremely high in the front. Granted I am short 5', but this reaches about 3 inches above my navel and is really baggy in the gut and crotch. The buttons do nothing for me in the back and when I bend over in cycling position, the band rolls over. I find most REI pants have this "baggy" feature in the front. After having my son, I am still a bit thick in the front, so that makes this even stranger to me. Bottom line, I kept the pants because I want the coverage and they are better than nothing, but the fit needs some work. (I'll just hide it under my jersey). I hope REI keeps trying, they are on the right track.
Feels too big
Feels true to length
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend