Flexibility and breathability are required for technical climbs and intense alpine hikes, but you also need something that protects you from the harsh, unpredictable weather. Enter the La Sportiva Women's Shiva Softshell Pant. It features a wind and water resistant fabric that's way stretchier and more breathable than hard shells so you can ice climb, trek, or even ski in total comfort. Tough EctoShell fabric throughout most of the pant sheds water and breathes well while offering excellent abrasion resistance so it can withstand frequent brushes with jagged rocks. EctoVapor in the knees improves wind resistance and breathability where you need it most, and Superfabric scuff guards keep your hems from getting shredded. The boot gaiters are designed to fit either hiking boots or ski boots, and they keep snow out when you're postholing through powder. When you're venturing above the tree line, make sure you have Shiva on your side.