I read a number of reviews and these pants seemed to be everything I was looking for. They are lightweight and fairly durable (though I haven't had enough time to say for sure). I've gone on fairly rigorous hikes in 80 degree weather and even though I sweated, I didn't feel like I was weighed down by these pants. I play spikeball in these and will do yard work as well in these. After I bought them, I hardly took them off for the first 4 days even with the weather changing from 55-80 degrees. I work in the Adirondacks and most of my gear takes a beating, so I'm happy that these pants have held up so far!!
Joel the Guide