RecycledHikerwrote a review of Gore Bike Wear Countdown SO Pants on April 27, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Update: Got the XL and it is a good fit for 35-36 waist. Rode in cold and wet conditions (light to moderate rain, 42 degrees) for 40 minutes and later in the day for an hour and stayed warm and relatively dry both times. I wanted a breathable softshell with some rain repellent properties and these are exactly that. The Velcro on the cuff is nice to avoid a tragic chain accident as well.
These might be unisex sizing or something but the large must be about a 32 waist so returned them. There are not a lot of choices in softshell cycling pants. These seem just right for an alternative to tights or rain pants for a cool morning commute, will update when the XL size arrives. I'm going to start with 3 stars since they look decent for the job.