Those were pre-2018 DS pants before they changed up the material. Not an equivalent comparison. The abrasion resistance and overall durability is far improved. The S15-DS I own feels like an entirely different fabric from the much more recent S24-DS. Along with all of the various DS items I’ve picked up over the years.
DS stretches and deals with stress overall more efficiently than Stotz. I loooove Stotz don’t get me wrong. Shit is way nicer than any other cotton weave in terms of durability (short of ripstop), comfort, and fast drying. But DS holds up to abuse far better. Stotz does stack much nicer than DS though when it comes to the P10’s.
I’ve owned every fabric the P10’s have been released in (short of the epic cotton variant). Epic nylon has best stacks imo followed by Stotz, CH, and then DS.
Epic is too loud and grabs lint and ‘dirt’ too easily imo, but holds up well in the rain, is super light and is great for warm weather. Stotz in the P10 cut feels like you’re wearing jeans almost(in a good way), doesn’t feel clammy and heavy when it wets out, but no stretch/limited mobility. CH is super comfy and luxe but frays too quick, and is hot wearing imo. DS is comfy, stretches, breathes, doesn’t feel clammy when wet, has amazing abrasion resistance and dries super fast. If you’re concerned about long term abuse, the DS is a much better choice. But looks way better in pants that center on drape. So you might want to think about P10-E variants.
Or just say fuck it to all of this and buy some Crye G3 combat pants in ripstop instead lol.