If you are reading this review one of the reasons why is you are probably wanting to make sure that if your going to spend this kind of money on a pair of jeans that everyone else that has already done so is very happy and have no complaints and in this case... YES I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THESE PANTS AND WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO A FRIEND... there ya go I fulfilled your want for reassurance in purchasing 80 dollar pants.
If you still aren't sure here are some good reasons why you "should" buy these bad boys.
1. THE GUSSETED CROTCH ~ No real need to go into detail other than unless you enjoy ripping the crotch in normal jeans this makes life a lot nicer and doesn't cause a wicked draft in an area that does not like being cold....
2. THE LOOSE BAGGY FIT ~ This is the biggest reason why these pants are #1 in my opinion. The hardest problem with climbing pants and even some climbing shorts is they are designed for skinny dudes with no legs. I have been a runner and a mountain biker since I was 12 and with this I have grown up with some monster sized thighs and finally i found a pair of pants that accommodate my leg size that are perfect for a solid day at the crag but can also be great for going out for dinner with the family and still looking as if you put some effort into dressing yourself.
3. STRETCH ~ Prana have put out a pair of pants that look and feel as if they are real jeans but the difference is, in these you never have to lift up your pant leg so that your knees don't blow through the front of them while climbing or whatever activity you might be doing. This also means when you hop in your truck or whatever you drive you don't have to re-adjust your pants once you are in the driver seat because they stretch so well that you always feel "comfortable"
When it comes down to it most people wont buy these pants just because of the price but don't forget that you are not really buying just a single pair of pants, your buying a nice pair of jeans and also a nice pair of climbing pants all at the same time.