This is the first wool/cotton/Lycra blend item I've purchased from Ibex. The surface of the blend is actually softer than any pure wool or cotton products I own. It's super-comfortable.The cut is roomy through the leg without being baggy. I have worn them for runs, yoga, and just to work out in. It's still spring here, and somewhat cool, so they may feel a bit warm for really hot weather use, but they seem to have good wicking/drying properties, so should still perform in the heat. I'm 5'10" / 165 lb / 33" waist with a "runner's build", and a Medium fits just right.