I bought these after freezing in a lightweight wool baselayer, and it was night and day! They are the perfect length, so they didn't bunch up at the bottom, they did not slide down at the top, and they kept me toasty warm. Before I bought them, I was unsure how high they would go, and I would classify them as more of a mid-rise, just under the belly button or so. I will also say, the material does not have any give, so buy true to size. Some leggings I order a size down anticipating they will stretch, and these do not! I wouldn't say either of these is a negative however, and I really love and recommend these!