I've had two pairs of Darien pants cut off me in ambulances, so I guess that's some sort of weird endorsement?
However, with the price increases, I likely won't be getting another pair. They're just way too expensive for a relatively simple garment. Plus, Aerostich's knee pads are ridiculously huge, primitive blocks of uncomfortable foam.
In both cases the pants were only a bit scuffed (even though my leg was broken), and if the damn ambulance monkey would have just LISTENED to me, he could have had them off a lot faster and easier with no damage. Basically, the outside zippers go all the way up, then pop the snaps on each side and the pants come off like a diaper.
But as I've learned, a patient in an ambulance is just a hunk of meat with eyes. It's not expected to actually talk, let alone be listened to...
2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, Dark Metallic Space Blue
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2005 KLR685, Aztec Red - Turd II.2, the ReReTurdening