The Burton AK Stagger pants received 5 stars from me because of their great performance, fit, and style. I am a snowboarder who loves to just be on the mountain whether its raining or enjoying fresh pow. I am 6 foot 165lb. wearing a medium which sat a few inches below the naval and barely rested on the ground, bunched on the boots a tad.
The pants performance was impressive. The gore tex performance shell acted as it should and kept out all moisture. It is a thinner fabric compared to some of the other gore tex shells burton uses(ie. jakard), yet it is still durable. I just used these pants on a very icy day in which i was constantly breaking through a top layer of ice and on my knees more than normal. No sign of wear. The fleece seat and knees sounds like a small detail but it is noticeable compared to pants without. Furthermore all of the zippers have been strategically placed so as not to get in the way. The craftsmanship seems to be top notch and I do expect that from AK stuff. All seams seem to be well taped and all zippers work well.
The fit of the pants made me want to wear them all day from sun up to sun down on a day of boarding. They are lightweight enough to not be over bearing and baggy enough to wear a base layer comfortably. These are not however extremely baggy. The crotch is high and not saggy while the pants are slightly boot cut to fit over boots. Zippers as well as a button with strap are nice features to manage the bottom of the pants and keep them off the ground when your not on the slope.
The style is great, I bought the agave color which isn't an option here but is a great bright color for the mountain. Not too flashy but your party can still find you shredding down the slopes.
would recommend to a friend.