I was really, really, really stoked on these pants the first day I got up to the mountain. Super light, easy to move in, breathable, and of course the Gore-Tex makes it so not one drop of moisture is going to get in. Unfortunately, on a ride through the trees a tiny little branch had no problem ripping straight through the outer layer. I was extremely surprised - I expected these to be MUCH more durable.
These pants are great if you're not interested in ever being around anything that could possibly poke you, but for a rider that spends their day in the glades, I need something much more durable.
I still give them 4 stars just because before that little mishap I was in 7th heaven with these.