I looked at all the brands out there, tried on quite a few and compared price and these pants are a great deal. I mostly backcountry ski so they are a litte HOT on the skin up (I might rip out the liners so I can wear light weight polypro). Besides that they are awesome. Nice and baggy, lots or room and the liner is super slippery so they don't stick to your legs. The pockets are perfect. I can jam my keys, wallet, cell phone and ipod in them and don't notice them while skiing or skinning. Nice durable material. Of course if you are doing major ski mountaineering go with a higher end pant but if you want some great all around pants for the price these are great. I'm 6,0 at 180lbs and the mediums m/m fix perfect.