From summits to switchbacks, the Patagonia Women's Alpine Houdini Pant provides featherlight, bombproof protection. Because after all, as much as we'd like to trust the weatherman and all of those splendidly technological element apps, Mother Nature has a mind of her own and often disburses both unanticipated and unruly storms in the blink of an eye. Built for scrambles, scree fields, and super gnarly gneiss, the Alpine Houdini Pant combines the waterproof H2n0 fabric with a stretchy reinforced shell material in the seat and cuffs, in turn creating a pant that provides optimal mobility and tenacity in otherwise egregious weather. In addition to its waterproof wizardry, the Alpine Houdini Pant stuffs into the right thigh pocket and comes fully equipped with a carabiner loop, so you can attach the pants to your harness or pack. The pull on, elasticized waistband has an internal drawcord, so you can tailor the fit to your layers or lack thereof while the tapered legs also have elasticized cuffs and two position adjustable snaps.