A hidden gem
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Size Bought: 32
I have a couple other pairs of climbing jeans from some of the known companies and these Sierras from TNF stack up really well. They stretch as well as the other ones (except for the So iLL ones) and possibly feel the best of all of them. Really natural, not 'techy.' I love that there is a gusset too. Even if a pant has a lot of stretch, a gusset is always better IMO.
If you want a pant you can climb in, but don't like the nylon stuff, this is a great option because they will certainly not restrict you and feel like a pair of slightly soft denim jeans.
My only complaint is the size of the waist compared to the rest of the pants. Since these have a good amount of stretch, the waist has give and wearing these a while without a belt, they can tend to slide down more than I like. It's nice not to have to wear a belt, especially when climbing. I think they could make this better by having the waist sized a little smaller per pants size, since there is enough give. Or they could stitch a material that doesn't stretch to the inner waistband. Aside from this, I love that the fit is slim but with a little extra room in the seat and thighs.