These pants are awesome... I have owned them for 4 years now and they are still like new. I have done everything from bouldering and hiking to hanging out at the pub in these pants. The one thing to remember is they are not like most other cords on the market and are not thin. Unless you are one of those people that need a parka on a summer day in Texas i doubt you are gonna wanna wear these too much during the summer months. But they are awesome for late spring, winter, and early fall hikes. They keep you nice and warm, very stretchy and can take a beating and keep on going.