around 20,000 miles use
These were the first set of motorcycle trousers I brought. They are noting special to look at, plain black with a little bit of reflective piping near the knees with a subtle Frank Thomas logo along the side of the lower leg. They have a removable thermal lining that goes down to the knee and is held in place by some very delicate poppers. The poppers themselves were very good quality but are held on by a small flimsy bit of fabric which promptly broke after the second time I removed the lining for washing. They have always been very comfortable and warm even during the coldest spells of winter. They have an adjustable waist band so when you have been easting a few too many pies and bacon rolls on your ride outs for too long you can just let them out a bit. They came with CE approved Armour in the knees which fared very well in two different collisions, even when my leg smacked straight into a van that suddenly decided to pull out in front of me. After being thrown off on a round about (due to a large diesel spill) at around 20 mph and sliding for a bit on the tarmac there was only a slight scuff patch on the hip of the trousers which I was surprised by. There is a useful zip on the bottom of the leg to allow them to fit over larger boots too.
The only real problems I have had with them is the silky lining just under the waist line has torn. I think this is just down to wear and tear. Similarly the stitching on the top of the left hand pocket had come undone leaving an annoying hole. As with all 'water proof' motorcycle gear they and only water proof for around 25 min before the icy water starts to seep in through the crotch leaving an embarrassing wet patch. I am pleased on the whole with how these trousers have served me over the years and they were excellent value for money. I would be tempted to buy something a bit more expensive if you are looking for something that actually keeps the water out for longer that a short 20 mile commute every day. I hope this is helpful to some of you.