I bought these because I work outdoors for a living. Boy am I impressed. I am glad they appeared at the right time, just before the snow season here in Scotland, they have proved to be the best all weather trousers I have ever owned. Did I mention that being made of 'Gore-Tex' may help a lot!! Say no more. Buy them and be impressed. The only quibble I have is that I have short legs and as they do not come in varying lengths, I have to roll them up and use paper clips, lol!! I give this product 5 stars.