I'd wear these pants 24-7 if I could. I layer them over long johns or bike pants for extra wind protection. What I like is the loose fit, the zip ankles, the comfy waist band and height, and the knees. I can bike, walk, or run in them due to the structure of the knees. They are not waterproof or even resistant, but the fabric is light and soft and fairly good at blocking the wind.