Function and Comfort
If I could give it 6 stars, I would. The beauty of this pant is the stretch. Because they are a super lightweight softshell material (way too light for skiing--more for warmer weather activities), they are rugged enough to take my constant abuse, but breathable and stretchy enough to remain comfortable well into the summer. Win. There is also a great cincher at the bottom of the leg so it converts EASILY to a capris. Win. Two more words. Wrinkle resistant. Win.
Uses: Hiking, biking, climbing, travel, backpacking. I even used them running when I forgot running shorts when on a work trip and they worked GREAT.