I wore the cord pants hiking through woods and rock climbing. The pants were flexible but durable and did not show any signs of wear or tear when scraped against surfaces. The pants provided a good range of motion while also being very comfortable. Additionally, in the evening and at night the pants proved to be much warmer than typical jeans. The fit of the pants was very true to size and fit well. I am 5’3” and the 4 petite size fit perfectly in the waist and in the length. This is particularly surprising because most pants, even in short or petite length, are too long for me.