Arc’Teryx crafts wearable works of art that perform admirably in bad weather and the Stinger pant might just be the crown jewel. Sporting a full Gore-Tex Pro membrane, the pants are waterproof enough to go slush-skiing in Pacific Northwest rainstorm, but also breathable enough to skin uphill on a bluebird day in Colorado and not get soaked by the time you top out. A hard-wearing yet supple N80p-X face fabric covers the lightweight Gore membrane and isolates it from the countless rocks, ridges, trees, and ski-edges you’re bound to encounter. Side-zips run the length of your femur and are useful for letting the breeze in and being one with nature. High quality 100D Cordura PowderCuffs will withstand more than their fair share of adventure. When you just need a pant to get the job done, go with something a bit less sophisticated. When you need to get the job done perfectly, every time, for years on end, trust the Arc’Teryx Stinger.