Very nice fabric. Lightweight, and breathable. The stretch also makes it very comfortable most of the time. I didn't have it long, only take it out for a two days trip. I can't comment on extremely high wind or wet breather protection, but I can comment on its fit and comfort. The soft stretchy fabric will keep you very comfortable, even in high heat and decent wind. The fit is pretty relaxed, and the bottom portion of the pant is wide enough to put on without taking off your boots (assume your boots isn't huge. I have no problem with my 9 wide. On the downside, I find the pant too long and I have a hard time keeping the hem from scraping the ground because the hem is so wide. I usually wear 32/30 or 32/32. 32/32 are usually a bit too long, but no problem with him scraping if I wear shoe. It feels like this pant 32 is similar to most brand 32/33 or 32/34. If you're tall this would be great. If you're short, not so much, at least hemming it should be easy. Another downside is the zipper at the knees for bottom portion of the pant. I find it too heavy and it bang on my thigh when I walk too fast or scrape it when I go up hill. It's my first convertible, so this might be a problem with all of them. Overall, I regret buying the convertible. This pant is so breathable you can get away with the non-convertible.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada