Bought these summer 2014 and they are excellent. These replaced my tried and true Dye 2003 pants that are excellent, but I never liked the taper from the knee down, and they don't have padding. The S2s have great padding and the fit is perfect! I love how the pant from the knee down is more of a boot cut... unlike a lot of other pants ie Empires where they were super baggy everywhere except they tapered at the ankle looking more like those horrible sweat pants with elastic cuff bottoms that no one should ever wear (unless you're taking a trip to Walmart). MC hammer is great and all, but I don't want to wear his pants paintballing. The S2s have zippered pockets, integrated rag/wipey cloth and 4 squeegee pockets. Sizing is perfect, unlike Empire where XL is size 48, Large fits me (34) perfect and that includes the length that's perfect (6') also. Could not be happier with these!