Reviewed by climbnride from Waterloo, ON on Friday, October 19, 2012
These are technical climbing and mountaineering pants, not hiking, travel or casual pants. The zipper is that way to allow convenient use when wearing a climbing harness. The drawstring waistband is to avoid buttons and snaps that would dig into you while in a hanging belay. The fabric choice allows unrestricted movement, light weight, avoids heat buildup, while protecting against wear at contact points with the rock. These are well-designed, quality pants, but if you aren't going to climb in them, there are other choices that may suit you better.
Best Uses: Mountaineering, Rock climbing
Length: Feels true to length
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Unrestricted Movement