The capris are usable, and don't bind in the lower leg like your other capris, but they no longer have the drawstring. I liked the drawstring; now that it's gone, if I lose weight, I won't be able to adjust the waist accordingly. I think you ought to have mentioned that the capris had been redesigned in their description.
Thank you for your review of the QuikEnergy Swim Capris. We want you to know we are listening! Periodically we do adjust designs based on feedback from our loyal customers. We will forward your review to our production team. Thank you again.
I use them for aqua aerobics & aqua cycling. They are well made with great fabric. I'm 5'2" and even though they are "capris", they look like pants on me.