I think with the GD and Smitty you are going to get some floppyness due to the material… These are not gonna lay heavy like poly-wools. There is nothing wrong with the Smitty Pant.... I just think more care went into making the Fech. The taper in the base pant (GD) is much better than Smitty. GD has a nicer waistband and a better adjustable waist system. When the GD’s are $69.90 I don’t mind spending the xtra 20 bucks… My advise one these pants is to get a 2 inch hem and have the tailor fold under as much material as possible to make the pant heavier at the bottom.