I have to agree with Joe G. about Prada, and Prada Sport, particularly. I've actually seen what's described as tech pants by Prada Sport, and for my money, there are much better looking pants and much better technical wear for much lower prices. I actually don't understand the appeal of the Prada Sport line very much. For true technical clothing, you should go to a store where people are buying the clothing for technical use. The North Face brand makes extremely durable technical stuff, but I like Sierra Designs (a Canadian company), or Lowe Alpine for the better prices and more lightweight pieces (weight is a big factor if you're actually going to bring the stuff on mountains, etc...) I have yet to see anyone hit the slopes, trails, etc.. in Prada Sport gear. In terms of looks, the design of most Prada Sport pieces is unremarkable. Having said that, I'll admit that Prada still uses some of the best stretch materials out there, and that I rather like the cut and feel of Prada mainline and Miu Miu collections.