I am from the mid west. I wear jeans for just about everything. I typically hike, climb, and live in my jeans. Most days it is not even a question if I will wear jeans. I have many pairs and I love them all. This summer I found the clear view pant. Now my jeans are no longer the first string pick for a day of climbing or hiking. I love these pants for their canvas-isn feel. The fabric is comfortable and drys fast enough for me. I can go from my activity to society without changing my pants. I don't want to be so bold to say that I no longer need my denim. However, I am now collecting and stockpiling this clear view pant as well.