Sometimes you get something and have your doubts about if the material is going to work well in the snow, like leather straps or corduroy pants. Well let there be no doubt the cord version of this pant can sustaion a good day of frolicking in some deep northwest pow and still keep your bum dry! I dropped into some pretty deep pow and spent 30 minutes hiking out of the pillow field and they didn't get soaked and kept me dry the whole time! They aren't insulated but kept my legs warm. My favorite thing about these pants is the teradactyal pocket has magnets in it that i constantly am playing with. I am 6'1" and a large fits perfect with skinny legs and a nice fit on my butt that girls can't stop staring at! I would definetly recommend these pants.