When you ride like it's your job (and maybe it is), the Snow Guide Pants provide tough, breathable, soft-shell performance with a stretchy, forgiving flex to keep backcountry riders and mountain guides moving freely. The stretch-woven fabric blend of nylon/polyester and spandex provides optimal breathability and stretch for long days and varied conditions. It frees you up to move naturally, feels soft and forgiving on your skin and breathes to keep you dry when you're working up a steam. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish repels moisture and increases abrasion resistance. Articulated patterning throughout the hips, knees and legs complements the bending and balancing motions of riding snow. A clean, flat waist with a snap closure and a zip fly feel smooth and comfortable under a hip-belt; a webbing loop on the rear yoke connects to the powder skirt on any Patagonia Snow jacket. Removable, elasticized suspenders keep your pants right where you want them, and a single-cuff design grips to boots with a webbing metal buckle that adjusts easily, even with gloved hands. Pockets include two welted front pockets and two thigh pockets, all of which close with water-resistant zippers. With an embedded RECCO avalanche rescue reflector. Fair Trade Certified sewn, which means the people who made the Snow Guide Pants earned a premium for their labor. Fair Trade Certified sewn.