Reviewed in March, 2020
LONG TERM REPORT
Over the past two months it's been more of the same with these Pants - day hikes, outdoor chores, camp loungewear. Though I haven't found a breakthrough new use and still think there's one unnecessary shortcoming, the Pants have earned a permanent place in my winter clothing closet.
All use has taken place in my home territory of the Northern Rockies, within 100 miles [160 km] of Bozeman, Montana. In one respect winter has finally arrived after an extraordinarily dry December; my home at 5800 feet [1800 m] has received several feet [about 1.5 m] of new snow in the past three weeks. This has required frequent shoveling the steps and breaking trail on local hikes, two tasks for which the Pants are very useful. For the latter I have worn knee-high gaiters or lightweight waterproof-breathable pants. That hasn't been necessary for chores, as I can prevent direct contact with accumulated snow by wearing tall rubber hunting boots that [usually] fit over the Pants.