Being weight-conscious doesn't mean you have to sacrifice preparedness, and the Beta SL Pant is there for your ultralight trips where weather is still a consideration. Rather than being left wet and cold, tuck away the Beta SL pant and keep your legs dry during that surprise afternoon deluge. At 9 ounces, you won't even feel these incredibly lightweight and packable pants on your back, but you'll appreciate the Gore-Tex Paclite fabric on your legs; Paclite is the lightest fabric Gore-Tex makes. The ï¿½ length lower leg zips make pulling these on over boots exceptionally easy and the reinforced 3-layer Gore-Tex cuffs mean that mountain brambles don't eat your pants alive as you tramp cross-country to your lakeside campsite. The elastic waistband with drawcord means these pants fit no matter how many 'smores you consume the night before and the adjustable cuffs and boot hooks keep scree from infiltrating your boot. Don't let your ounce-counting obsession blind your common sense; take a weather insurance plan out with the Beta SL pant.