These jeans fit great and are very comfortable! The slight stretch in the denim makes them more comfortable than snug jeans used to be. Having athletic legs from nearly 100,000 miles of running and biking (mostly biking) I needed to order 32 inch waist instead of my normal 30 to get my legs to fit.
These jeans do not get blue all over everything like new jeans used to the first time they get wet. Just a little blue came out in the water. If you wash by hand or in shower they remain dark blue a long time. The slight fading that occurs over time comes from wearing, not washing.
They are not as heavy when wet as older jeans used to be, so combined with the snug fit would be ideal for activities where you might find yourself in the water and need to swim.