FIRST IMPRESSIONS: These pants ride extremely high, thanks to suspenders that don’t seem to have enough slack in them. Even on the loosest setting, in a large, we found ourselves constantly feeling pressure in places we didn’t appreciate. Over time, the suspenders may loosen up, but we feel they should have enough adjustment possibilities for all skiers right out of the box. However, this could be a good choice for shorter skiers or those who opt not to use the straps.

FAVORITE FEATURES: OR uses a material that offers superb stretch and flexibility through the majority of these pants. Should you find yourself not needing boot gaiters, these are completely and easily removable. It’s worth noting that OR uses extremely waterproof fabric for some areas (lower legs) but not throughout the entire pant.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Deep snow and unparalleled views: Traverse the Cascades' rugged ridgelines in the updated Trailbreaker Pants. The breathable, double weave stretch-woven soft shell upper is augmented with waterproof three-layer Pertex Shield+ on the lower legs, where you're most exposed to the snow while setting the skin track. With an updated fit for easier movement, the Trailbreaker Pants also feature removable gaiters, internal knee pad pockets and zippered outer thigh vents for improved comfort and performance when you're deep in the deep.