The most enthusiastic go till you can't stand up outdoors people on the planet aren't mountaineers, and they're not lumberjacks, they're kids. And since kids are pretty much growing all the time, they need pants that keep up with them. Columbia appreciates this fact more than most, so it gave the Girls' Starchaser Peak II Pant outgrown cuffs to keep up with constant growth. Just lengthen the pants by a full two inches when the pants start to look like capris. These insulated snow stoppers feature Columbia's Omni Shield water resistant treatment to keep her dry as snow flurries fly. The adjustable waist band and adjustable boot gaiters go a long way to making sure she's still dry when she comes back in from playing outside. The polyester insulation is nice and lofty, and the soft taffeta lining easily slides on over her layers. We all know that kids put their gear through unimaginable tortures, so the reinforced knees are a helpful way to improve the durability.