Love, love, love my Belay pants. Very comfortable and nice looking. I have several pairs and they have been worn and washed perhaps thousands of times in the last several years. Only recently the thread around the pocket of one pair has come loose, making a small hole in the pocket. I have a pair of the Frost Belay's as well. Super for those cooler (and cold) days. Incredibly comfortable too. I love that the Belay's have just enough elasticity to accommodate my ever-changing waistline. That's a big plus. Now.... my recent issue is that I wish I could get more of my favorite color Belay, Boulder. Haven't seen this color offered in a while. Please bring it back (and without the orange-colored stitching I noticed a few months ago). Thanks Merrell!!