These pants are exactly what I needed. The material is light weight, yet warm for cool days. The outside-of-the-thigh vents are handy for warm days. They stretch and have great pockets—including a great pocket for a beacon. The only issue I had is trouble lining up the velcro in the waist band so it didn't rub against my skin...but I was doing this on the fly trying to keep up with a fast group.