Julie Climbs 2 wrote a review of Patagonia Alpine Guide Softshell Pant - Women's on December 16, 2009
I bought these for commuter cycling in winter and for teleskiing. The local resort's not open yet, but I've given them a workout on the bike. Without a rear fender on my bike, the wetest days do soak through the rear. But on every other day, they're perfect. And they're styled nicely enough that on the days I'm really lazy and don't feel like changing, I can get by wearing them to work (no swishy sound). They wash well. The ankle still needs to be cinched up a little more to prevent contact with the chain, and the weight of the ankle gusset is somewhat noticeable during the pedal stroke, but I got used to it. Plenty flexible--I don't feel restricted at all. Great fit, true to size. Perfect weight--not too hot, not too cold--in temps so far ranging from teens to 60s. And I'm so happy they're in a different color than every black thing I own!