A winning combination.
Ok, now try that in freezing wet wind and cold, with the fabric flapping about and your fingers going numb. Mmm. Easier said than done. But done nonetheless.
· Much more breathable than nylon pants and are comfortable in a wide range of climates/weather (Have not tried the black ones in hot, 90+ F/32+ C weather yet).
· Somewhat water resistant – water beads initially, but takes some time to soak in. Good for light rain or brief exposure to heavy rain, but a 30-minute bike commute in bay area rain left me soaked regularly.
· The hook-and-loop closures at the cuffs are bonded by a heat activated adhesive (read: don’t put in dryer for too long). In addition, the hook-and-loop fasteners tend to adhere to wool socks. Recommendation – replace hook-and-loop fasteners with snaps (possibly shock cord, but the side zippers would lose functionality)
· The zip side pockets are shallow and things tend to fall out when left unzipped.