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Readers' Choice Award: Merrell Belay Hiking Pants

Technical hiking pants that fit a woman's curvy figure.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Dynafit Mercury Softshell Jacket & Pants

A lightweight pant and jacket combo that packs a punch for a fraction of the price.

Gear Review: Spyder Nordwand Pants

Comfortable pants built to handle all backcountry conditions.

Gear Review: Millet Touring Neo Hardshell Pants

A light hardshell pant with superb breathability.

Gear Review: Patagonia Untracked Hardshell Pants

These ski pants have seemingly bulletproof durability and loose, freeride styling.

Gear Review: Dynafit Mercury Softshell Pant

Editor's Choice 2013 Winner. Innovative softshell fabric for a bargain price

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Valhalla Softshell Pants

Softshell pants to withstand gnarly weather

Gear Review: Redington SonicDry Crew/Pant

Baselayers that move with you.

Gear Review: Icebreaker Tracer/Rush Tights

These do-it-all midweights worked overtime for our testers, performing well both alone and layered under shell pants.

Gear Review: Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants

Softshell pants built for years of abuse.

Gear Review: Columbia Triple Trail II Pants

These bullet-proof pants are unbreakable.

Gear Review: First Ascent Nail Driver Pants

Durability and insulation in a mobile and comfortable pant.

Gear Review: Sherpa Adventure Gear Saba-Tek Pants

Sherpa agains delivers quality pants at a great price.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2012: La Sportiva Storm Fighter GTX Pants

These Gore-Tex beauties will restore your faith in hardshell pants.

Gear Review: The North Face Enzo Shell Pant

From snow to rain, backcountry to lifts, these pants do it all.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012: Pants

Tame winter's worst with five all-purpose pants.

Gear Guide 2012: Arc'teryx Palisade Capri

Short pants that offer a blend of performance and style.

Editors' Choice 2012: Kühl Liberator

Zip-off pants? Yes, thanks to convertibles that finally bring form to the function.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2011: Pants

Tough winter pants (plus one really cushy pair) for all your cold-weather activities.

Gear Review: Patagonia Super Alpine Bibs

Bibs built for the worst of conditions.

Gear Review: REI Mistral Hiking Pants

Made for cold-weather hikes and cruiser snowshoe tours where ski pants seem like overkill.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Bokta Hardshell Pants

Extremely breathable waterproof shell pants.

Gear Review: MontBell U.L. Down Inner Pants

Five-ounce down pants that provide instant warmth after bone-chilling hikes.

Gear Review: Mammut Eisfeld/Eismeer Softshell Pants

Tough, weather-resistant, and stretchy, these pants are also supremely breathable.

Gear Review: Beyond RoughRider/Steel Pants

Beyond creates custom-made trail clothes at a remarkable price.

2011 Editors' Choice Snow Award: Beyond RoughRider/Steel

Custom-made pants that fit every body type.

Gear Review: Helly Hansen Muru Short

Shorts that move but aren't baggy.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Cohesion Stretch Pant

Lightweight and durable shell pants.

Gear Review: Kuhl Renegade Pants

Styled like cotton pants, but built to work out.

Gear Review: REI Endeavor Pants

These four-way stretch, double-weave polyester pants are comfortable and quick drying.

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Fusion Pant

If your winter gear closet includes skis, snowshoes, snowboards, and sleds, you need only one pair of drawers: the men's Sierra Designs Fusion Pant.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Pants

From softshells to bibs, the toughest and most comfortable pants for every cold-weather outdoor adventure.

Gear Review: Helly Hansen Verglas Pants

Softshell pants that are waterproof, breathable, and abrasion resistant.

Gear Review: Marmot Alpinist Pants

Lightweight bibs that turn into pants with a zip.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research TrailBreaker Pants

Breathable softshell pants for skiers that log logs of vertical.

Gear Review: Flylow Magnum/Bella Donna Pants

Ski or snowboard pants that won't get shredded.

Gear Review: First Ascent Rainier Storm Shell Pants

Ultralight shell pants that protect from snow and cold.

Gear Review: ARC'TERYX Rampart Pants

Need pants you can wear for two weeks straight and still be presentable? Slip into the Rampart from ARC'TERYX.

Gear Review: First Ascent Mountain Guide Lite Pants

The fit, the fabric, and the details make these pants shine.

Gear Review: The North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

This upgrade to The North Face's tried and true convertible pant makes the grade.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 09: Pants

Five shell pants for any adventure.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Equinox Convert Pants

These zip-off Outdoor Research pants are practical and stylish.

Gear Review: Marmot Murallon Pants

These Marmot pants are great for rugged, winter activity.

Gear Review: Lafuma LD Prowarm Battle Pants

Gear Review: Isis Cassandra Pant

These pants for ladies are practical and flattering.

Gear Review: Ground Puritan Pants

These Ground softshell pants fit a variety of sizes and are remarkably tough.

Gear Review: GoLite Badlands Trinity Pants

These waterproof GoLite shell pants are heavy duty.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Navigation Pants

These rugged, yet stylish, pants have thigh vents and removable gaiters.

Field Test: Global Apparel for Men

Get technical layers that work everywhere from hotel bars to high-mountain trails. Our testers vetted more than 50 products from the Alps to the Andes to bring you these top systems.

Field Test: Global Apparel for Women

The BACKPACKER ladies tested made-for-trail clothes that can double as street wear–wherever the streets may be.

Review: Mountain Hardwear Canmore Pants

These lightweight and tough nylon pants will do the trick

Review: Royal Robbins Cardiff Stretch Traveler

Hit the trail and the town with the functional Royal Robbins Cardiff Stretch Traveler pants.

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