The stitching is holding up just fine and there's no serious pilling even though I've climbed a couple dozen days in them so their durability is above average for light softshell pants. If you aren't super skinny and tall these should do the trick for spring and fall objectives perfectly well with the tiny bit of insulation the pants provide. I wear a 30x32 (5'11" and 155lb or so) and the size 30 pants would be accurately described as a 30x30. So aside from them not fitting me lengthwise by a couple inches, they are really good pants. Seems the zipper pockets don't walk open as much as on other OR pants such as the Goldrush jeans or the Cirque pants (which I cannot recommend highly enough for ice climbing).