Wight: 160 lbs
Waist size: 30/32
This year Holden has gone from a company that Iâ€™ve always wanted to try to one of my favourites. Everything they do seems to mesh perfectly with my style.
The Baker is a slim fit pant without being a true skinny fit. Prior to this I was wearing the 2014 Saga Fatigue and these are a slightly looser and more casual fit. I usually wear 30 or 32 waist jeans and I would say that I could even drop down to a size Small rather than the Medium that I have.
If your going for a true skinny fit then I would recommend a size Small, or testing out their Skinny Denim pant. If you are going for a bit more casual fit then this will be perfect for you.
These are 95% Nylon, 5% spandex which gives them a nice stretch and good range of motion. They are 20k/20k waterproof and stayed nice and dry for the whole time Iâ€™ve worn them. Theyâ€™re not insulated, but they do have a polyester lining which kept me warm every time I wore them.
Iâ€™ve used them a few times shooting photos and the stretch fabric made them great for crouching down with ease. I was also able to sit down in the snow for extended periods of the time without getting wet at all.
As Holden usually does, the small details are what really make these stand out. They have combination of leather, nylon, and fabric belt loops which ads a nice touch. Rather than your classic Velcro waist adjustment, they have a nice buckle and cotton strap that holds great. They also have a leather reinforced heal that helps keep the backs of your pants from getting shredded under your boots.
My only real issue with these pants is the minimal pockets. As a sleek slim fitted pant, they only have your classic back and side pockets, with one additional pocket on the thigh, which I found somewhat awkwardly placed. If your someone like me who has lens caps, keys, stickers, media passes, etc. you might find yourself running out of room. Considering all of the pros itâ€™s a fairly minor detail.
Overall these are great pants. I would personally step one tighter and get the Skinny Demins next time around, but the quality and style has definitely sold me on the Holden brand.