The 686 Times Dickies Doublen Knee pant is for those that don’t need the xtra layer that smarty pants provide but like strategic mapping around your knees and a little insulation.
Size Tried: Medium
Weight: 195 lbs,
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
Turn On’s: Size M pants that fit well around my thighs, Riding with Friends, Open Roads, new gear and especially my wife.
Turn Off’s: M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.
Fit: I like the “All Access Fit” with 686 and it accommodates my short rather thick legs.
Construction: 686 makes pretty solid clothes for the price point.
Insulation/Warmth: 40g is pretty warm and it’s not an everyday kind of pant for me. This would be my cold, somewhat dry n windy pant. If you run cold or ride in cold dry areas though this is a great pant.
Waterproofing: It’s not that bad but it’s more on the average side of things. It can handle some wet snow but it’s mostly for dryer snow.
Breathability: Didn’t feel like there was much breathing going on. That being said these pants were very hot for me so I felt they couldn’t regulate. There was a little sauna crotch going on here.
Overall: This is for those that run a little more on the cold side and like a little fill in their pants at all times or those that primarily see cold weather.