These pants reach the holy trifecta of not-explicitly-technical gear: a) feels great on, between fabric and fit, b) have all the right functional details and c) look amazing. My hesitation with some "trail to town" clothes is that you're reluctant to really test their gear abilities, because the design seems to be at the forefront of the purpose. Not with these pants! They seem geared towards activity first, and just happen to be appropriate everywhere else. Wore bouldering, to tacos right after, to work, and then backpacking out in the North Cascades for a few days. Deep and well placed pockets, not too low of a waist, breathable fabric - yes! OR - please keep the curry color around!