So far, so good.
Although not yet having tested these pants on their intended usage, runs lasting over a couple of hours, first impressions are good. Firstly, I love the fit around the waist band. They sit nice and high, don't slip down at all and have a well thought out design. The overall fit is good and consistent with the size chart. The fabric is a little weird and requires some care when pulling up, so only time will tell how durable the cloth between the supportive pattern remains. First impressions are good though and I look forward to testing their fatigue reducing powers. So eventually they may actually warrant 5* if all goes well. Another quality Salomon trail product.