Bought these for my husband, he says "I love how comfortable these are, by far the best touring pants I have ever had. I really like the built in belt, I took the suspenders off right away but I am sure they work fine. There is a zipper on the outer lower leg above the gator that is supposed to give you access to adjusting boots, but it doesnt open wide enough for me to actually buckle my boot, get to my power strap or adjust the walk mode, it opens on the side of the boot in between all of these. I have to just pull the gator up over the boot so I can get to everything and then pull it down. The overlap of the gator and the pant is not long enough to just leave the gator over the top of the boot leaving easy access to my buckles, power strap and walk mode switch like I do with my pants that I use in-bounds. Also would be nice to have a dedicated beacon pocket, or at least a loop in one of the pockets that I can clip my beacon to. The two front pockets are huge and stretchy which is great. The vents are fine. These fit a bit tighter than the ski pants I am used to but I like the look. If the gator, zip access thing wasnt so strange (I have salomon mtn labs btw, these might work better with different boots) I would give them 5*."