Pet hair, dog slobber, and vomit all come off easily. The waist has an interior slide so when you are bent over they don't dig in to you. I have screws and rods in my back and these are still comfortable. Now the down side, the pants (in black only) get gray scuffs that you have to wipe away with water, but they do wipe away. I am a male age 35, coworker is female age 26 and she likes them just as well. These are the best pants I have found. Just so you know one of the differences between these and the tactical is the waist on these don't have the bunching elastic that digs into your skin but instead have really comfortable elastic slides inside.