So these fit better, are lighter-weight, and breathe better than my Prana climbing pants. So comfy! Further, when they were fresh out of the box, they repelled light rain: drops just bead up! However, couple of things: 1) After a few days, I wore them for a gym bouldering session. Unfortunately, seems started popping around the gusseted crotch pretty much immediately. 2) After the first wash, the DWR seems to have vanished. Seems like I'd have to apply a wash-in or spray-on every time I wear them, definitely less than ideal. I think these would be great for backpacking, hiking, and travel. I love the pockets. The DWR thing is a a bummer, but the seams ripping will probably mean I don't replace my Prana pants yet; I have Zions that are 5 years old with seams in tact, even if I don't like the fit or material as well.
Gym to Crag
El Cerrito, CA