Yesterday was pretty cold and dry at Whis and it's not like I spent the day on my ass, but at the end of the day, my ass was still totally soaked. My pants? Just 5K. So, moral of the story is that the rating means something, and I'll likely end up investing in a new pair of pants between now and soggy spring conditions. Maybe something a little more steezy too...I opted for plain black pants when I started out, but I think I'm ready to rock something a little brighter.