I tried this pant in a local running store. After reading the reviews and check the prices. Returned the store bought pant and order 2 pairs from Backcountry.com. I used one of them in a day hike after a tendon injury. It allow me to finish the hike and recovered quickly from the hike. I will wear it again and again. The warmer pair I will definitely use it for cross country skiing, snow shoeing this winter. I couldn't be happier.