I recently picked up a pair of Kuhl Liberator pants after reading some good reviews for them. First time out I took them for an 8 mile hike in the snow and mud. They held up wonderfully and were crazy comfortable. Like the other reviewer pointed out, the actual belt loops are great. I'll be picking up another pair of these sometime soon and you'll likely see me on the trails and around town in these.
In addition to being a points slave (I'm seriously 106 points from two new climbing harnesses, and thereby, unlimited adventure) I actually have something good to say about these pants, and Kuhl in general. While the pleats won't make you Ron Burgundy, the pants won't hurt your chances with the ladies, and they sure won't stand in the way of adventure. They're rugged, smart and -get this- actually come with regular belt loops, unlike almost every other type of convertible pants out there. That combination right there is enough to sufficiently rustle my jimmies. The only thing I can say underwhelmed me is Kuhl's notion of what "Khaki" means. The picture isn't lying, they're pretty close to slate green. I know, I made that color up. Even so, Kuhl has yet to disappoint me with anything they've made, and these trousers will serve well on the trail, fishing, riding or climbing....Or, kicking back with a brew and a skewer of fire cooked meat.