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Eric Hall

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First thoughts: I had never tried an in-the-boot pant before and was concerned about water intrusion and while this isn't a waterproof pant and we were in a few downpours, it was surprisingly water resistant.  Even with that protection from water it's still very well ventilated.  And very tough!  

 

I'd love some armor in the knees although I do wear the Fox Titan knee/shin guard underneath.  Armored hips would be nice and space is provided for those should you want to purchase them.  But this is mostly for the MX guys who like to go fast and light so keep that in mind.  I have some nice padded shorts from Racer I wear all the time so I wasn't as concerned.

 

Pockets are very deep and secure even if you forget to close but found my wallet also a bit tricky to retrieve when buying gas.  Only complaint was this spiral bit of plastic at the bottom of the zipper on the right front vent that kept poking me until I could get in there and cut it off.

 

I like not looking like everyone else out there for a change but also don't want to look like a Power Ranger.  The camo scheme works very well there.

 

MSR's site for this product claims "agility, performance, practicality.  Deep cargo pockets & ample air circulation."  Check!

 

Bottom line: Quality and value are there, no doubt.  Reminds me of the Klim Dakar in-the-boot pant.  I loved the functionality and color.  Would recommend without hesitation.

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