This review probably wont be useful for anyone who has the benefit of riding in snow whenever they want really, but I've spent around 20 hours in these pants so far on the dry slopes in the UK which is a harsh environment, and so far these pants are still looking brand new. I was a bit concerned about the durability of these pants as they aren't really aimed at this sort of use I thought, but I needed one pant that I could use on the mountain and training on the snowflex and I'm very impressed.They're probably a bit too warm for dry slope use this early in Autumn, but with the leg vents always zipped open I'm happy enough. They fit great for snowboarders, even dare I say it, slightly trendy. I got the girlfriend a pair at the same time and she loves just wearing them because of the fit.She's a 26 waist, and I bought her a size Small in the women's version, but really next time I buy these ( we want them in red) I'll buy her the extra small as the waist is a little bit big on her, not that she seems to care. My waist is a 33 at the moment, and I went for a Medium which is just perfect. There are velcro straps to tighten them so they would snugly fit a 32 or 31 as well. If I was a 30 waist, I'd also go for these and just do the velcro right up.There are the usual zipped pockets, the right hand side one having an interior leash for keys or w/e you wish, and there's a large cargo stuff pocket which is great for sticking your beanie in when you're too warm.As these are a bit too warm for this time of year in our UK conditions, I'd definitely recommend these for colder weather.