"Great pants but be careful washing them"
These pants look great and have all the nice touches - articulated knees, gusseted crotch and reinforced in areas that typically see a lot of wear and tear. They are comfy, loose and allow nice freedom of movement. I haven't used them outside for climbing yet because they look so damn nice. Well, they did until I washed them that is.I didn't realize they have special washing instructions, so I just threw them in the washer with everything else like I normally do. Now they have white streaks. Apparently you are supposed to turn them inside out when washing, but others have complained that doesn't totally prevent streaks. Maybe washing them on a gentle cycle would solve the problem? To me this is a design flaw - people aren't going to remember to turn them inside out every washing. So, they don't get a 5-star rating, but a 4-star instead. I could probably return them, but I'll probably use them outdoors and they'll get all scuffed up anyway so I'll just keep 'em.
2nd pair in espresso, 4th overall. Although the fabric is thick (wouldn't want to wear these in the heat) and stiff and noisy when you move, they are simply very comfortable and stylish and take a beating.
My job shreds clothes, pants particularly. Grabbed pair of these and they're holding up extremely well to the abuse. Got the khaki-ish color and they blend in reasonably well at my facility, might not work as well if you're an office dweller. Very nicely reinforced.
These pants are the reason why I don't like wearing jeans anymore. I was originally put off by the high price of these but gave them a shot anyways. I love how strong the material is in these pants, plus I'm a fan of how much room is provided in the crotch and thigh area. The slit pocket in the side of these pants is perfect for holding my iPhone as well, it's a neat feature I feel they don't advertise. If you don't have a smart phone though you could put an ice cream sandwich in there I suppose.
"perfect pants for your outdoor adventures. i got the espresso color"
I was looking for a pant for mtn biking. I was shy at first given the price but these are now my favorite pants. The articulated knees are awesome! The fabric is durable and sharp looking. The patina is really cool. The black on these pants has started to fade from use and show brown through from the inside, making for a neat weathered look.The reinforced pockets are weird. The extra fabric makes it difficult to carry a pocket knife with a clip by far the biggest draw back for me. Otherwise the fit is great and comfy. These pants will hold up for a long time. Just don't let these get wet, they take a long time to dry but that is expected of a cotton pant.
These pants are comfortable and well built. They are reinforced and will stand up to some abuse. The design and cut of these are the really important part though, with the crotch gusset for better freedom of movement and the Athletik fit with larger diameter legs for guys with large thighs and calves. Hiking and climbing leads to large legs, which makes it hard to find pants that fit. These do the trick and they look pretty decent too.