I am into my second pair of these pants. The Vidda Pros have served well, in Alaska (the wild un-Homer side of Katchemak Bay), in the Wind River Range, and in Southern Utah. They are unbelievable tough, yet comfortable at the same time. I have noticed that over time they simply get more comfortable. Which is great, because they are very comfortable out of the box. I have experimented with the Greenland Wax, which is Fjallraven's product for waterproofing G1000 fabric. It is super easy to apply (rub onto the surface). I have used a blow dryer, and it immediately melts in. I mentioned bushcraft, because they literally are good in damp alders, that required machetes to clear (away from a cabin, not destruction for destruction's sake, mind you). I will add that they breath as good as one would expect for tough durable material. If you want to backpack for tens of miles at a clip, these would do it, if conditions demanded it. I love the cuffs at the ankle, which really eliminate the need for gaitors in the heavier stuff. I have snow shoed with these pants as well. And they are great - even when the tails flick snow onto the backs of your legs, they are sufficiently water resistant even without that wax. Plus they just kind of look cool. Different than other stuff that is out there. The go-to pants, especially for winter and the shoulder seasons.