Just as well suited for high-stepping up as they are for hop-turning down, the Patagonia Women’s Kniferidge Pants are a must-have for those who are vertically-inclined. Made from a lightweight and stretchy three-layer Polartec Power Shield Pro fabric, these pants deliver a unique balance of soft-shell breathability and hard-shell protection for all of your mountainous endeavors. Waterproof in everything up to a torrential downpour, these pants’ seams are fully taped and watertight to keep moisture out, while the belt loops and rear jacket attachment loop allow a customizable fit and prevent snow from creeping up your back when you tomahawk after dipping your tips. Shockcord adjustments at the cuff, sewn tie-down loops, and calf-length welted zippers with expandable gussets come together for a cuff design that works perfectly for both alpine and ski boots. Patagonia also equipped these pants with a concealed Recco reflector just in case something goes wrong during your alpine adventure.