just rode with them today... let me just tell you, i was dry the whole day, not once was I feeling soggy. The thing that I really like about them is the amount of ventilation and pockets in them, they have 4 major vents on them, two on the inner part of your legs, and two on the front of the pants, for the pockets they have sooo many. There are four main ones, two where normal pockets would be and then one on each side cargo pocket. These pants also have four velcro ones. Two side cargo pockets and two rear pockets like normal pants would have. Another key feature of thes pants is the boxer looking waist gaiter (think thats how its spelled) when i buttoned this thing up my pants didnt sag at all from where i set it, but whats cool about it is that you can unzip it from the actual pants if you dont like how it feels. I just recently purchased the special blend circa jacket too, these pants lock in perfect with the jacket, on the beltloops of the pants thiers 3 flaps that are velcroed to the pants you pull these down and you can velcro the jacket into the pants for extra support on keeping the pants up and the snow out. Hope this was helpfull.