This tough, proven design—made from Gore-Tex’s waterproof-breathable Performance Shell 3L Enduro nylon—is perfect for season-long abuse. Hold ’em up with either a belt or the removable suspenders. Plus: Zippered rear flap for easy bathroom breaks. Minus: There’s a noticeable lack of breathability in these overbuilt pants during long tours.
The insulation in these pants is far too good for skiing in July. But it’d be perfect for January. After hiking all morning while lapping a jump in Copper’s summer terrain park, my legs were sweating and I found myself wanting more ventilation than the short inner-thigh zippers were providing. However, as long as the temperatures are even close to freezing, these would be my go-to pants—the fit is comfortable (especially when you remove the suspenders), the Gore-Tex outer fabric repels water, and they have lots of pockets.