I'm a fairly new rider. But I already have a decent selection of gear to wear on my commutes. I have a few jackets by Olympia AST 2 and Alplinstar's Capetown. Both great jackets in their own right. But going into the rainy season, I needed a pair of over pants pants I could quickly get one and off for commuting in the daily rain. Well taking the pants on and off with boots seem to have pulled the sections of fabric that hold the knee pad (which is CE rated BTW) in place. It hadn't ripped, but the fabric was starting to part. So I'm like, well let's go see how good this 5 year warrenty is. I took the pants in to Cycle Gear, and the lady pulled a new pair off the shelf and handed them to me and sent me on my way. They do work great for the drizzle and fit well. Where they do fail is locking well around the ankles. Part of that is my ankle high red wing boots. I'm 6'3" with a 34" inseam. But both keep me dry so I don't complain.