these are not designed for waterproofness, they are a soft shell made with wool + nylon instead of polyester + nylon. Value with these lies mainly in breathability, also greater mobility and quieter...
is the white lined or double thick or something? just wondering how see-through it will be.
The 3/4 length is perfect to pair with knee-high socks for snowboarding or other cold-weather adventures. They have also been great as long johns in the fall and spring seasons--optimizing the breathability of the wool. I appreciate the high waist design, which I cinch down or fold over if not tucking in my super cold outfit for snow play. These are high quality, and genius design.
this has been great over long sleeves for extra warmth or over a t-shirt (no itch!) between activities (does not pick up my stink!), and as the temps dip at night. Super comfortable and just-roomy-enough fit. I am 5'7" 130lb with size M. Also, the hood is really well designed to fit snugly when fully zipped.
These pants are comfy and toasty beyond cotton yoga-style pants. Love them. However, these are expensive for the intended use. Also, the length is exceptionally long. I am 5'7" and they drag. I intend to hem this which is an easy fix. So overall these are wonderful lounging pants, and great to put on after an exhausting day on the trails!