A 500 mile desert ride where I put these pants to the test including two big crashes. One in sand the other on sandstone. Protection is definitely in all the right places! I will say the Superfabric on the knees slightly discolors when slide on sandstone but no injuries. The boot zips are great and make it easy to put on full Moto boots. The pants vent amazingly well and they flex in all the right places. The size chart worked well but I did find these pants in the tall size to be a little longer than my Badlands pant. The liner is comfortable even in compression shorts with no chafing. The pockets are perfectly placed and the zippers are an easy one handed operation. Two "complaints". Velcro waist band tensioners should have been a little lower, they chafe my love handles when my t-shirt comes untucked. The snaps at the cuffs hate Moab sand which makes them hard to operate, all that being said I would definitely recommend buying this product. I bought another pair for my son.