Great pants for MOVEMENT!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Roots of Movement from San Francisco, CA on Saturday, January 7, 2017
These pants are really conducive to comfortable movement through quite a bit of range of motion. They are Gramicci, and I expect almost everything they make needs to be climber/adventurer-approved, and I really appreciate the mobility they allow. The reasons for this are three-fold: 1) the stretchy fabric(which despite being quite soft also resists dirt), 2) the gusseted crotch(which is well integrated), and 3) the articulated knees(which are also well-integrated and you don't notice other than stitching of a slightly different shade thread). I use them at work as a movement coach and I spend a lot of time moving; being on my feet, squatting, hands and knees, acrobatics, and more, but they also pack up very small and will travel very well in my pack or on my person. I also appreciate the elastic waist, which is supported by a 3/4" webbing belt that has a quick-release feature built right into the buckle. The four-star review is only because I have only had them for a couple of weeks so I cannot speak to their long-term durability, though I expect these will get plenty of action in the pant rotation.