Since I don't wear them in traffic or race, the eye grabbing apperance doesn't mean much to me (but it probably helped putting it on sale). On the trail, it is evry thing you'd exp...view moreect from MTB pants. Mud, standing water, rain, no problem. The pants are good protection from cold wind and just plain cold. I also find them comfortable to wear and adjust. They appear to look like they will wear well.
I do question the mesh pocket inside the back of the pants above the butt. Is one sealable pocket in the same location on the outside of the pant really the difference between first and second place? view less