Field Test: Schoeller stretch-woven fabric offers excellent wind resistance with breathability. Articulated knees allow easy movement on technical ground, while the harness-compatible two-way zippered fly comes in handy when urination calls.
Why It’s Timeless: It’s a softshell pant stripped to the essentials.
Endurance Factor: Ascents across Colorado and the French Alps didn’t faze the Kevlar-reinforced kick patches. $200; blackdiamondequipment.com —Amy Jurries
From the Early Summer 2015 issue.