These pants will hold up to almost anything. I wear a tough to find size so when I found these I got two pair. I wear these camping, fishing, and most often hiking. About a month ago went on a trek through nearly untouched terrain in the mountains, and there was plenty of brush, thorns, felled trees and rocks to get snagged on. I anticipated there would be some damage to the pants after wandering for a few miles through thick undergrowth, but after knocking off the mud and wash, they looked good as new. With a quick press they clean up well enough for a casual business meeting. They are the most comfortable pants I own. If you expect your gear to hold up like I do, buy these pants.