I bought these for my husband two years ago. The stretch in the material and soft lining makes them ideal for recreating and they are especially nice for long road trips. He wears them about once a week and they have held up great.
I recently purchased these pants for a trip to the French Alps. I was particularly excited to see that they featured a zip lower-hip pocket. It was my intention to use this pocket to secure my passport. I wasn't disappointed. The pocket was the perfect size for a passport and was deep enough to also comfortably hold a cell phone or wallet was well. The pants are athlectically cut and do have a slightly raised under-cut so if you're taller, I'd recommend sizing up one. The pants do have a stretch to them which makes activity motion free and easy. They are warm and they launder especially well.