Improved and made even lighter, the updated Storm Fighter Pant uses the incredible new GORE-TEX Active Shell technology. This state-of-the-art laminate is fully waterproof, extremely lightweight, very stretchy and HIGHLY breathable (emphasis added!).? Together with the Storm Fighter Jacket this shell combo is the perfect set up for dedicated backcountry skiers - Backcountry Magazine agreed bestowing their 2013 Editor's Choice Award on the pants and Outside Magazine crowned the matching jacket Gear of the Year for 2013. This piece was created with the goal of providing the best combination of weather protection, minimal weight and small compression size. The full-length zipper allows easy layer shedding without having to remove your boots and provides great ventilation.