I purchased two pairs of these because I prefer to keep things simple and wanted to use them as work pants as well as casual pants. The jean material is very thick, which I love because they will hold up better after being used for my construction job. Generally my pants wear through the knees as the season progresses because of the amount of time I spend crawling under hard-to-reach spaces, kneeling on macadam, and climbing over livestock fencing. I don't see that happening in the near future with these pants. They are a little tight due to this thickness at first, but after wearing them a few times they become comfortable and remain hardy. These are now my go-to pants for just about anything, whether it is going out in the woods, casual use around the neighborhood, or working on the job site. I will be buying a few more pairs of these some time in the near future.