Don't get me wrong, these are some slick looking pants.
I love the faded style, and the fabric is super comfortable. I got the Dusty Yellow color and really like it, definitely not bright yellow like the picture. The zippered fly is a nice improvement over the Original G pants
While these pants look awesome and would be great for a night out around town after climbing, I don't feel like they're designed with much motion in mind.
These are slim fitting pants, so when I try and bend my leg, the fabric bunches up behind my knee and prevents a full range of motion. A little articulation at the knee would have solved this, and perhaps I'll have these altered to work a little better. As most other climbers, I have pretty thin legs so slim fitting pants aren't usually a problem.
They do have a crotch gusset, but without being able to bend much at the knee, it doesn't really matter.
Also, there was about 10 inches of extra webbing that I had to cut off the belt. Not sure why you'd need a 40in belt on a pair of 30in waist pants...
I think I'll find myself reaching for my roomier Original G pants to climb in more often.
As a pair of climbing pants, they get 2/5 stars, but as a pair of casual pants, I'd give it 4/5