"The least frumpy soft-shell pants you'll ever encounter!"
I LOVE these pants--bomb-proof quality and killer style. None of that dopey look that most soft-shells are all about. The articulated knees look a bit baggier in real life than in the photos, but at least in the all black colorway it's not very noticeable, because the overall silhouette is still slim. The one downside--the sizing is tiny. I say this as a 100-lb 5'3" woman who prefers a trim fit and generally buys the absolute smallest size available in any clothing item, and even then it's usually too big. But I had to exchange the 2 for a 4 so that I didn't look poured into these. Lengthwise, the pants could stand to be an inch shorter (and I have fairly long legs for someone my height), but even so there's not so much slouch at the ankles to get caught in anything. Can't wait to see how these hold up to a week of climbing out west--with as much stretch as they have, and tougher fabric in all the right places (knees, inner ankles) my guess is they'll come through unscathed.
"Durable, super comfortable and cute to boot!"
Dang - these rock! I've worn these while mountaineering, snowshoeing and on short hikes in moderate weather. These pants are super stretchy which makes them very comfy. They also have articulated knees which eliminates any impediment to mobility.These are practical, bad-ass, yet feminine too.LOVE!