The Patagonia Men's Reconnaissance Pants are for those high mileage days in the backcountry. Their breathable softshell features a three layer shell for burly protection from snow and weather, and fully taped seams prevent that unwanted bit of moisture from creeping through when the long slog up a steep coulie puts you waist deep in the snow. The face of the fabric is treated with a DWR finish to make water bead along the face of the fabric, while snow seal gaiters prevent pow from creeping into your boots. The cuff is adjustable, so you can tighten them down around everything from a pair of ski boots to a pair of snowboarding boots. The cuffs are reinforced to protect the pants from rips and tears from buckles, boots, and edges.