User Review: REI Men's Taku Pants
Price Paid: $159
I've used the pants alpine climbing and snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Conditions have varied from calm and pleasant while trudging through the trees to very high winds, whiteout conditions at single digit temps on the ridges and peaks. The pants protected me very well with just a lightweight wicking underwear underneath. The built-in gator/cuff tightener worked well, as did the built-in stretch belt.
Things I would change:
1. need suspenders as they creep down a bit over time, especially with a pack on
2. one of the lower leg zippers got caught on the fabric behind it, and it was a bear to get working. Tough on cold fingers.