Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: So Cal - Bear Mountain
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I have a pair of DC pants from like 5 seasons ago and I love the way they fit, they keep me warm/dry and do all the basic functions. Pretty sure its the one Torstein and Bittner wear sometimes. However, the front pockets are stitched on the outside of the pant which seems really dumb. The stitching came undone in a couple days of riding. Overall they feel a bit cheap but I got them for $80 so for that price they have held up overall, just the pockets were useless and unreliable. Back pockets are still there but I'm always afraid when I put my wallet in there.
That said, I got the DC Helix jacket off whiskey 2 seasons ago and it is my favorite jacket ever. Well designed everything and very high quality. Absolutely love that jacket and it still looks/functions like its brand new. No issues with buttons/zippers/stitching etc. Big contrast from the pants I have. Seems like they stepped their game up between those seasons.
The banshees are on the bottom end of their line and I believe they are pretty minimalist in terms of design and features. I used to always seem them in every color on whiskey for like $70 or lower. Reviews I saw seemed to suggest they were descent. I would recommend if you're getting lower-end DC pants then wait for a good deal and keep your expectations a bit low ($50 - $80). On the other hand, if you're looking to spend $150 + then definitely get their higher-end stuff because I believe they put alot more effort in their more expensive pants.