I would highly recommend these. North Face managed to keep them flexible enough for any adventure you might get into. I love that I can roll the legs to my calves in case I'm walking through mud or unzip into shorts for crossing creeks or if I get hot. I've run straight through blackberry brambles with mine (while being pursued by a large and particularly angry wild tom turkey - it was my dog's fault) and I didn't even get a pick in the material, let alone a tear. I wasn't scratched up after either. I've worn these everywhere from the Grand Canyon to the fall forests of the AT in PA and they work every time! They are made fairly light, so they are comfortable even when pants are needed in warm weather. They are pretty true to size. I'm between a 4 and a 6 so I ordered the 6. They are perfect. Overall, love em! Next paycheck I'm getting more!