overall these are the best pants i have ever owned and were definitely worth the price i payed. the only thing i would change is to make the waist not nearly so huge. when i tighten up my belt the waist can bulge up a bit unless i tuck it under the belt. other than that, they are great, definitely would recommend them.
as far as performance goes, i would have to say i am completely satisfied. they are extremely waterproof ?(20k mm) and i have never got even the least bit damp in both wet nw slush and even the occasional rain shower. people that ski in the nw know that for gear, 10k mm waterproofing is pretty much the minimum and these go above and beyond. even though there is no insulation, the thickness of the material provides ample warmth and only required a thin base layer underneath to keep me warm for temperatures between 0 and 25 F. anything warmer than that and all i wore was a pair of athletic shorts and boxers. when it gets warm, the inner leg vents provide a lot of airflow to the nether regions keeping you cool while you shred.
i love the design, especially the fabric used. its tweed like but still has all the water repellency of traditional materials. there are plenty of pockets; one on each cheek, two zippered front hand pockets, one zippered thigh pocket, and two cargo pockets, one on each leg. the brown leather accents add a nice touch to the tweed. everywhere i go i get compliments on the pants, everyone wants them!
as far as quality outerwear goes, i thought they were totally worth the price i paid. i ordered them from Jibij Pro Shop and payed $250, full price. some people may say that this is too much to pay for pants but after paying roughly $150 for pants in the past, the extra money is definitely worth it for these pants. best ones i've had yet.
i got a pair of XXLs and at 5'11" 180 lbs. thy are pretty big on me. on hill, the bagginess is just about perfect for my liking. they allow full range of movement and are plenty long. if i don't fold roll up the legs when i walk in ski boots they will slide down over the bottom of the heel on my boots, they are that big. the only knock on Orage sizing is that the waist is MASSIVE. i wear a size 34 usually so i have to cinch these up a lot with a belt. the waist is big enough that when putting them on, i don't have to unbutton them, they just slip right on. if i had know how big the waist was gonna be i may have sized down to an XL. other than that, i am very satisfied with how they fit.
after a full season in these bad boys (roughly 40-50 days) they are still holding up great. there are a couple little slices around the inside of the boot area, most likely from edges. the heels are a little scuffed as well from dragging under my boots when i forgot to roll them up. overall though, the material is pretty durable and will take quite a bit of abuse. they still have the same water repellency that they did at the beginning of the season.