So, it has snowed here in Utah- and these are the only pants I've worn so far. Day #1= 54 inches in the backcountry. These were great pants to tour in- with this type of day, the hardshell was necessary but the ventings helped a ton on the ascent. With this much snow at a low angle, i was deep in powder- the bib kept everything out of going down my pants, and the adjustable gaitor was snug against my boot and I cannot believe how no snow creeped in anywhere.
Day #2= 15 inches of very wet snow in rainy/sleety conditions. Again, this pant surpassed my expectations. This was the wettest day I can remember in a long time and the pants kept me dry and happy all day- which has proven to be a tough thing! The water never soaked thru my past and I was out for a good 5 hours. Amazing!