Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them when you’re out chasing powder and tearing up steep lines. Besides, Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Men’s Touring Softshell Pants look just as good and are way more functional when things get steep, deep, damp, and cold. Schoeller stretch-woven softshell is extra-flexible and breathable for easy movement and moisture management, and it’s been treated with Nanosphere technology to repel water and dirt when you’re skinning through the early-morning fog and waist-deep cold smoke. With articulated knees and removable suspenders, the Dawn Patrol makes it easy to kick turn, refine your French technique, and shred like a champ, while full-length side zips help you stay cool when you’re working hard to get the goods. Black Diamond also hooked the Dawn Patrol up with plenty of useful backcountry features like zippered hand and thigh pockets to keep gear close, Keprotec scuff guards to prevent edge cuts and crampon holes, and a harness-compatible zip fly so you can answer nature’s call when you’re roped up. There’s even an integrated Recco reflector, which gives you some safety backup in the case of a backcountry or resort accident.