I just picked up a pair of these for hiking and fishing in the winter months... I couldn't be happier. I had recently tried a pair of Mountain Khakis, but I couldn't justify the additional cost. I've always considered Carhartt a country-boy brand, but I suppose if they've been proven durable by many hard-working individuals... they should be tough enough for what I will use them for. The tag states they're made right here in the US. That's a plus in this day and age. Overall, I'm very pleased with the fit and room for hiking. If you're looking at a pair of Mountain Khakis, give these a whirl.