A great gore-tex pant from Volcom, the V Bird is a slimmer fitting pant for sure but also is cut right to not restrict any movement whatsoever. I have ridden these all season and was a little skeptical on how slim they were and if if would be restricting but that is not the case. 2 Layer gore-tex is going to keep you dry for sure. I've been running gore-tex products for more than 10 years and have never been disappointed with any gore-tex product i have even owned. Parlay that with backcountrys 100% unlimited returns policy and you're golden!