These pants scream climbing but tackle backcountry excursions and daily kick backs just as well. They run slightly large but I still would order to fit. Very versatile, durable (Climb quartzy granite cracks often and no tears), cool when needed but still ample protection from elements. They dry quick, I swim in them in the backcountry and they don't give you the wet pant drags. Couldn't be happier, I just ordered a second pair!!