I own 4 pairs of these pants. They look good, they're durable, comfortable, versatile, water repellent and the construction is top notch. The belt is integrated into the pants and functions as expected with no slippage. The pants have a DWR finish which works great on hikes where one might encounter dew and other light precipitation. I have been on hikes during brief thunderstorms and the pants have done well. Eventually, the DWR can only repel so much and they eventually wet through, but, they dry quickly. The lower legs of the pants have zippers which means you don't have to remove your boots when the pants are converted into shorts. I have used these pants hiking and backpacking in canyonlands to mountain peaks in temperatures from the 20's to the 90's. The fit of the pants is roomy in the seat and legs. Pockets: there are cargo pockets on the thigh which are secured by velcro and next to the right hip pocket is a deep zippered pocket which comes in handy for storing things you don't want to lose, like car keys. These are good pants for the money.