I bought these pants in 2016 and they have seen moderate use. There are some minor wear points, particularly along the boot hems where the inner fabric is worn in a few places; however it doesn't affect function of the pants. They are still in overall excellent condition and my favorite feature is the full-length zip (including bottom zip) with multiple zippers so they can be opened up in the feld to go to the bathroom or vent the pants open completely on both sides in the hot sun while bootpacking etc. However, you are not able to take them completely off without removing ski boots. Personally, I am a snowboarder and so I have worn these pants over wider-type boots without any issue; they still have enough room to fully close around wider boots.