Recently took these on a overnighter to MT. Timpanogas and also for a 2 day trip to the Uintahs. These pants were exactly what I was hoping for. Pants seem to breath fairly well, especially when paired with a pair of Under Amour Boxers. We had a bit of rain and the water beaded up right away. Very comfortable and would recommend them for hiking. We had to cross a few boulder fields and the pants held up to brushing up against rocks. I just bought another pair, this time in Black. I am wear an XXL and the bit was perfect. I have owned a few pairs of "hiking pants" and these are the first pair that actually fit me right. The built in belt is an added bonus.