I bought an Arcteryx hardshell jacket and was pleased with the performance of the coat. The Arcteryx hardshell pants share many of the jacket's performance qualities. The pants are very light and shed wind and moisture well. The construction and fit and finish of the pants are excellent. The suspenders work well and offer ample adjustment. I live in Colorado and wear these year round. Breathability is more important to me than water resistance. The Arcteryx pants are very breathable. Zippers move easily. Occasionally, I wear crampons and the fabric on the inside of the leg of the pants did not rip when scraped by the teeth. My only complaint is the pants lack a rear pocket for my wallet.