"Fork over the cash and you won't be disappointed."
I purchased the Orion pants because I wanted a lighter weight, more breathable climbing and backcountry ski pant. These boys fit the bill. They are just the right weight for aerobic backcountry skiing where the time ratio of skinning up to skiing down is pretty high. The are comfortable, there is no bunching, and I like the tapered cut which fits inside my boot. These will also make for a great summer mountaineering pant. I purchased the XL and I am pleased with the fit on my 5'11 200 lb. frame. While I have only had them out on three trips so far their construction suggests that they will be plenty sturdy. I would not want them in stormy or windy conditions unless under a hardshell.Fork over the cash and you won't be disappointed.
The Orion pant is the perfect pant for hiking in any climate, wearing under your snow pants or just doing some cold running. I've hiked all across Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness in these bad boys and no rain, snow or wind gets in here. These are true quality pants by Marmot.