These pants are well worth the investment. A heavy duty pant that feels as light weight as some Spring pants. Gore-Tex is where is at!!! They handle deep pow like its nothing and you stay cool (thanks to Testi-Cool tech) on bluebird days up on the mountain. I ride more all mountain natural terrain than park and these very well suited for my type of riding. Mt. Hood has great year round boarding so they are perfect any time of the year. You can't see my pants in the photo i supplied but they're protecting me very well under all the POW I'm shreddin' through!!!