I first had a look at these a good while ago. Since then they’ve been my first choice for local bimbles or runs and they’ve been on the bike on cool weather days.
They’re really rather good, the fabric does combat rain and wind, but it’s not too hot for sunny days. The stretch and free movement means that they’re kind of innocuous all the time you’re wearing them. The ankle adjustment is actually pretty handy, I cinch it in for fast moving and boggy stuff and if I’m just a-wandering I leave it open and let a gentle breeze in. The single rear pocket is handy, the waist is comfy with the wide elastic and bootlace style drawcord. They’re aging well too, I’ve had them through thorn bushes, scraping rock and rubbing my chainrings and all I’ve suffered is a bit of bobbling on the arse.
They’re in a difficult position, being very good indeed, but having prescious few flashy features to sell them. You’re buying the performance and that’s hard to see on a rail in a shop.
They are worth the money as it turns out. I didn’t expect that.