I have to agree, the lining inside ups the comfort so much. GREAT for sunny or overcast days. I just wore them out in a storm and kept pretty dry. The vents work great but I might recommend buying a size up just because of how tight they fit over my boots. A belt (which you can also buy from special blend) would fix the waist size but allow some steezy folds below your knees. I'm never regretting buying a pair of these.