Love my Dakar pants!!
Even after a pavement slide for 30-ish feet, they only suffered slight (very slight!) scuff marks. It took a run-in with a '98 Dodge PU's aluminum running board to actually rip that tough Cordura.
They got me through 3 seasons of abuse,
.....before I introduced them to an abuse beyond their designed needs
I'd buy another pair, but I liked them so much that now I'm looking up Klim's product line for the next level,... and will pay the price. But it's hard to pass up these GREAT deals on great low priced pants....
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)