Rated 4 out of
Dallas Star from
Very nice pantsI love the pants. They saved me during torrential rain and snow in Torres del Paine while hiking 15 miles a day. The path was rocky, and I wore these pants for 6 days of backpacking. I thought they were very breathable, especially for a waterproof pant. I had no issues of sweating, etc that people usually complain about waterproof pants. This is useful because it allowed me to use these as full-time hiking pants rather than as "rain pants" that I only put on once it starts raining. Very convenient.
I fell on my butt into a freezing stream with these on, and I didn't feel a thing. I stayed warm and did not get wet. I was very impressed.
One small issue I encountered is that the pants did develop two very small holes near my ankles after this trip (the holes weren't obvious until I held the pant up to my face). I was hoping the pants would be indestructible, but they clearly are not. However, I was admittedly quite rough on these pants, so I am not going to make a huge fuss about it.
I would buy these again.