So, for years I've been on the hunt for the perfect climbing pants. Everything I come across is either too baggy and light, or too tough and restrictive, or if they manage to find a decent balance they're often so ugly I don't even want to wear them outside of my house.
Then I picked these up. I'm in heaven. They have the amazing construction you expect from Patagonia, I'm never worried about busting a button off, or the threading coming apart (coughNorthFacecough), and are simply bomber all-around.
They stretch in this magical way that I'm still always shocked about, from the feel you imagine they wouldn't budge an inch, but I could do the splits in these (if I could do the splits). Perfect for gnarly stemming or desperately flailing about on Vhard problems.
The length is just right too, they come down a little past my knee to protect it from getting too busted up by the granite or whatever else I'm jamming my poor legs into.
Sizing, I got a medium and it was a bit too big (I'm about a 31>?) but one good hot wash and they shrunk down just enough to fit me perfectly.
Buy these. Trust me.