I've been looking at a new pair of riding pants for the colder half of the year. Right now I've got a pair of Tourmaster Flex which I like for features, not looks and they're falling apart. Currently my cold-part-of-the-year jacket is a Firstgear TPG Teton jacket. I'll wear just the shell in the late fall/early spring and it has vents. It's waterproof (non-gortex). What I'd like to find is a pair of riding pants which are: -> non-gortex waterproof -> have openable vents -> at least a 2/3 length access zipper (this is apparently a no-go with waterproof) -> $300 range Also: -> adventure style -> a lighter color than black For easy access zipper, I like Olympia Xmoto tho I have a fit issue with these pants (I have a pair of Recon mesh 36 that fit but the knees sit a bit low). I tried the 34 on but they're too small to get over my jeans. I also like the Rev'it Sand2 tho they just have waterproof lining. Rev'it has a waterpoof shell (the Enterprise pants) but they have no vents. At first I had looked at the Klim Traverse and the Firstgear Kathmandu pants. These are both great waterproof pants (at a great price) that lack easy access zippers. My Tourmaster flex are a great multi-season pant. They are mesh pants that have zip off panels to cover the mesh. I wore them the last two winters and they worked great. I wish Tourmaster did an adventure-syle version of these. I am thinking my best bet is to just get the Olympia Xmoto in 36 and see if the knee is really that bad. They're the best price too (closeout at $240) tho I really like the Rev'it too... I'm thinking reasonable price waterproof is just chasing a dream so maybe it's not that important.