Michael G.wrote a review of The North Face Venture Side Zip Pant - Men's on February 11, 2012
I got these for only a few days, but have been hiking with them this February in New England. Very windy, and they do their job and block the wind extremely well. I can't say much about them being water proof, I just don't know yet, but they do keep snow and slush out 100%. Zip nicely, and good pockets. very lightweight, fits into a bag and stuffs easily. I wish the waist had a pull cord to tighten. It only has Velcro on the sides to tighten the waist.