Rating: 5 / 5
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having something presentable to wear when spending a night in lodging off-trail or in town.
The Rockstars are light gray, actually look quite decent, and like the other pants tried earlier, are in the 10-12 oz. weight range. They have two side hand pockets, one slightly lower zip side pocket, and one zip back pocket that is too small for a street wallet, but can hold a small backpacker's wallet. No 'cargo' pockets on the legs.
But most important they are made of an elastic "softshell" material that really does repel water and dries more quickly than the nylon and polyester pants tried before. No more wet 'clingy' pants. After ten hours of hiking in the rain in 40-50 degree F. temps, with many colder knee-high stream crossings during run-out, they were the driest outer garment on me, making the slog much more comfortable.
After washing with SportWash, they came out good as new. How the DWR will hold up is a question. They were on the expensive side, $60-80 range, but worth the cost. Did have to hem them to the right length.