AgingDirtBagwrote a review of Marmot Mantra Pant - Men's on December 27, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I've got 3 pairs... for the money they are one of the best all around full featured pants out there.
Love - inner thigh vents (no mesh) easier to access than vents on the outer leg.
Dislike - Flaps on upper pockets - but really who cares... your jacket covers them anyways.
Light weight - nope... these things are pretty burly.
DWR - on my oldest pair I've got about 100 days of resort skiing... I've re applied the DWR twice. They soften significantly over time. Boot guards a little cut up.... but after 100 days I'm impressed... they hold up really well.
Fit - Very true to size... Medium is 31-34in waist.
Are they Gortex? No... but don't believe the marketing hype - Gortex is is just ONE of many companies that make waterproof breathable laminates. Marmots private labeled lam works just fine... your DWR is more important than the lam anyways.
Why do I have 3? - oldest pair is a large... I was fat. Second pair I have put thru the ringer... bought 3rd pair to have a back up incase they stopped making them.