"Got to have a pair when it's frigid outside"
Really comfortable and warm with a tough as nails exterior. Good for pounding the pavement during short Great Lakes winter days/long winter nights. Transition well indoors to work. I'd snowshoe or do winter trekking with a thick baselayer and windproof, waterproof shell, but these pants could probably take the abuse--just wouldn't dry out quickly.
Nicely made pants, wish they were made in the US though. Just a heads up, I wear a size 34 waist, when I received the pants I wasn't able to even button them. I am going to order two sizes up and hope that does the trick.
The good thing is that the liner isn't cotton they would be good for outdoors/camping activities. It's about the only one i've found that is fleece. Also, the outer shell is pretty durable (but still cotton so beware if you're a cotton phobe) These pants are comfortable but very loose fitting like most lined pants. As a thinner guy I really don't like the fit much. I do think that they are more comfortable and better looking than the llbean pants so if it's a choice between the two then get these. You can't go wrong with MK.