I'm really torn here. I *love* *love* *love* the look of the Viper 001s, but that low rise has me really nervous. (Not sure what the rear rise is, but the front is pretty low.) I'm very active and can't stand having my crack hang out every time I ride a bike or play sports or do basically anything in my jeans. BUT, the Donnas look just way too high rise for my taste. (Yup, I love mid-rise jeans.) So I'm wondering, how do the Vipers work out for you? Do you have to belt them if you're going to be doing anything? Are you yanking them up all the time? Do they give you muffin-top even if you're slim?
Hi wqmccool! I think kirstenpf might be a better person to confirm b/c I think she actually does ride her bike with them on, but I'm going to say you definitely need a belt all the time. When I don't have a belt on and bend, I feel like I'm all "crack-attack" in the back. ha! I never have muffin top in these though! They take a few weeks to break in, but they quickly became my favorite jeans ever!
I'm just now seeing I was tagged in this thread and given that the question is over 6 months old, my response is likely irrelevant at this point, but I figure I'll answer anyways just in case someone else has the same question down the road!
I love the Viper fit and have never had a problem with exposed crack (that I'm aware of...) I do a lot of cycling/urban hiking in them and I've never felt the need to yank them up, but I do wear a belt just about all the time out of habit. The fit is perfect for me, though in the interest of full disclosure I will mention that I have a really small butt so a little bit of material goes a long way. I'm not sure if women with more traditionally feminine figures have different experiences with the low rise.