slick pair of pants!
By tory Ranked #1510 - Men's Pants April 23, 2010
Managed to scoop these from an end-of-season sale at the local DC outlet, for 87% off! Twenty-two bucks! That has nothing to do with the function, just figured I'd brag a little. Ok first off these pants have an 8K waterproof with a 5K breathability rating, not the other way around. Pretty much nothing in the way of insulation, they have a mesh boxer-area liner that thickens it up but nothing down in the legs. So you gotta layer up on cold days. The ankle gaiters work well, they have some rubber hem lining and a lace hook to give a little more anchor to your boots. The side cargo pockets have drawstrings so you can hike up the bottoms just in case you're walking around the parking lot in socks or regular shoes and you don't want to scuff em up. The waist gaiter is a bit weird because it looks like you can pick different buttons to snap into for variable tightness, but... the top row has two settings, but the bottom button can only snap in one place. Lastly, the suspenders are pretty useless because they don't adjust. You can cross them ( like an X ) to take in a bit more slack but unless you're a sasquatch you're not gonna be tall enough for them to do much good. I think I'll sow on some more velcro to tighten them a bit. They velcro off if you don't like em.
Total fit and finish is good, attention to detail checks out ( no missing stitches or fraying etc, you can feel quality). Not a perfect pair of pants, but if you can get them on sale go for it!
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