You want waterproof protection you can count on, but you don't want the rough, tarp like side effects. The Norrona Men's Narvik Gore Tex 2L Pants use a two layer Gore Tex membrane that gives this pant guaranteed waterproof protection, and the nylon shell remains surprisingly soft so you don't feel like you're wearing a crinkly hardshell. They nylon used for the shell is also recycled to minimize Norrona's footprint on the wonderful environment that we all love to play in. And because Norrona's products are sold in the US exclusively by backcountry. com, you won't come across a ton of lookalikes. The Narvik has a baggy fit to accommodate multiple layers for frigid days, and it leaves plenty of room for the freedom of movement you need to hit the park's halfpipe. There are zippers at the inner thighs in order to ventilate any excess heat when you work up a sweat, and the mesh lining prevents any snow from seeping in when the zippers are open. Gaiters keep snow out of your boots, and water resistant zippers protect you in ways that most pants don't. Norrona's proprietary Custom fit waist system offers a simple way to cinch the waist on the fly, and the Snap seal system connects to complementary jackets in order to completely block out the bad weather. Norrona reinforced the lower legs with Cordura so you can ski in this pair of pants for multiple seasons.