In theory that makes for a more comfortable fit, plus the denim-cut front pockets and belt loops make these feel more like regular pants and less like kit for an Apollo mission. Even so, the small details are nice. The two pockets on the front of the legs are spacious enough for more than a handful of stuff—I put a buff in the snap-closure pouch, and my wallet along with a spare battery pack swam in extra space in the zippered pocket. One of the hip pockets zips shut, too, for security. An 8-inch vent adorns the outside of each thigh, windowed with a thick mesh that breathes freely but offers a little bit of protection from brush or debris. At the bottom, there’s a two-way zipper down the calf to the cuff, which you can crack open for extra ventilation, or perhaps even to accommodate bulky riding boots.