I'm a butcher of pants. These have held up really well so far, and longer than many serious-looking pants I've had.To boot:- the pockets are great (no pockets on the butt, but the cargo pockets can fit nearly everything you could think of putting in a pocket)- the fit is great- there's this thingy to tighten them around your ankle, and a small hook to put into your shoe laces if you don't want them to move up when you're walking through something like deep snow.- they dry pretty fast. The G-1000 fabric is great in many ways.The other reviewer mentions that they're not as breathable as he thought. Of course not. But they're about as breathable as I expected. I wouldn't wear these on a sunny day for any strenuous activities, but they're great in milder climates and even cold weather.I find myself constantly wearing these.
I bought these for an adventure race. Splashing though the canoe leg and running through the mud, these kept me dry. They were comfortable even while on the mountain bike! Things got a little warm and were not the best choice for the final leg running in a more open setting(shorts would have been better, or zip-offs!) I am going to add the wax like they suggest to add even more water resistance and see what kind of breathability results!Overall I would give these an 8 out of 10. I absolutely love them, but question their breathability when things get hot and steamy.