Part hardshell, part softshell, the Norrona Men's Lyngen Hybrid Pants offer the ideal combination of waterproof protection where you need it and breathability where you want it. Norrona put its waterproof, three layer Driflex3 shell material at the lower legs where you'll be breaking through snow, as well as at the seat, just in case you need to take a seat after breaking trail in all of that powder. Norrona's Flex1 stretch softshell is used throughout the rest of the pant to keep it breathable while you're on the move. Flex1 softshell is wind and water resistant, so it's adequate for most backcountry tours, but will outperform most hardshells in terms of breathability. The actual design of the pants implement a less is more design with two hand, two thigh, and two large thigh vents located along the front of the pants. The cuffs are reinforced with a tough Cordura to protect against wear, and they are backed by drawcord adjustable cuffs to seal out snow.