I have had these pants for over a year, using them on duty in town and while riding my mountain bike in a nearby State Park to patrol the mountain bike trails there. In many ways, these are some of the best set up pants for Bike Patrol. The pockets are deep, the velcro has lasted well, and the fabric stretches where it needs to. The only thing I would like to change is that the length of the inseam is a little bit short for me. The zipper around the pant leg to convert the pants to shorts is too high, and my thighs tend to be squeezed pretty badly by the zipper. If 511 could lengthen the shorts by about 2 inches, they would be perfect, I think. Yes, I would recommend them unless you know your thighs are bigger than average.