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.
Ahh, catalog time. We don't know about you, but around this time of year we get a catalog fixation. All that new gear, all those pages of shiny photographs arriving in the mailbox—catalogs are one of the many crutches we rely upon to get us from this time of year (Indian summer, light fleece) to that time of year (powder Tuesdays, the full puffy).