About 3-4 years ago, I ordered the Supplex convertable pants from ya'll. That was my favorite hot weather pants and I used them a lot under my Stich. I loved the chamois lining in the crotch, and I felt the material was comfortable and cooling. Well, last Fall, the zipper broke and I took it to a tailor to repair. They could not find a zipper to replace it and during that time, the shop lost my favorite pants. I went ahead and ordered some replacement pants. These pants were not as good as my old pants! The Supplex material is not as smooth and comfortable, but the worse thing is that there is no more chamois lining in the crotch! This will be a problem in the Southern Summer. I had a hint of the future when I ordered a dark, Supplex convertible pants from you last year. Those pants did not have a internal belt, the material was not as soft, and there was not chamois in the crotch area . Definitely not as good as the "original" convertible supplex pants.
It seems that the Mountain Hard Wear convertible supplex pants have gone downhill in their quality control and materials. The new ones will probably work OK, but I get the feeling that they are not as good as they used to be. I am not sure that I would recommend them any more.
I have used Aerostich gear since 1986, and I am a happy customer. Thank you for making excellent riding suits and accessories! (Posted on 5/17/12)