I've yet to find a technical fault with any of the Burton AK gear! OK it's expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for here! I once used these pants for 21 days straight (and without washing them I might add) and they have been just amazing.
Things to look out for:
- The back pockets scoop up snow and then form ice cubes. Can get cold, but at least the Gore-tex stops ya butt getting damp!
- The size... I ordered the M (I have a 32/34 wasit) as my previous pair of AK's were a M. No Sir! Not on these pants! Burton claim the new fit is supposed to offer a more "technical fit that articulates more naturally with your movements" I say that size M made me look like someone at a gay disco! Size L was just fine for me!
- In my case I chose the acid colour option, which can pick up the dirt a little too easily, including some chewing gum that some gross individual (probably a skier) decided to leave in the cable car!
If I had the money I would have loved the 3L version of these, not least for the extra pockets.