FIRST IMPRESSIONS: SCOTT’s fully featured Solute Pant for women is offered in this golden yellow, along with a black iris and emerald green options. Because this shell pant isn’t insulated, we don’t mind as much that the outer leg vents zip down to the base layer below, sans backing. CORDURA abrasion resistant scuff panels are always a welcome feature to prevent that dreaded ski slice. With a true-to-size athletic fit, the pants’ TORAYDELFY 3L shell material provides a non-porous, waterproof, breathable barrier to the elements.

FAVORITE FEATURES: A suspender option is something you don’t see frequently enough on women’s pants. Like ‘em or not, they’re there if you need them and snap completely off if you don’t. Two-way zippers on the sizable vents provide multiple cooling configurations, and six separate Velcro strips along the waist offer up adjustments for days. Even the cuffs are extra adjustable, with a two different snap and Velcro positions and a metal boot hook to keep them locked down in place.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: The SCOTT Solute Pant delivers backcountry protection in a comfortable style. Soft, yet incredibly durable and breathable, TORAYDELFY shell fabric pairs with detachable suspenders and CORDURA scuff panels to create a pant that fits the versatile needs of freeride mountaineers.