Functional shell trousers with a high waist and braces for maximum freedom of movement in the winter mountains. Made from durable G-1000 Original that effectively ventilates out moisture from within and resists wind, snow, sleet and hard wear, with extra durable G-1000 HD over the rear, knees and at the leg endings. Perfect for winter touring, expeditions and other winter outdoor activities in demanding conditions. Two-way full-length zippers at the sides release excess heat and simplify taking off and putting on. The braces are positioned so the rear section can be opened for problem-free toilet visits. Two-way zipper at the fly. Pre-shaped rear and knees with openings for a sitting pad and knee pads for extra comfort when adjusting the tent or cooking. Two generous leg pockets with bellows have room for a map, compass, and other items you need close at hand. There is also a smaller zippered pocket at the waist - perfect for storing batteries for example, so they are kept warm and function better in cold conditions. The leg endings have strap adjustments with buttons to alter width, plus snow locks and hidden hooks that can be fastened to boots to hold leg endings in place when walking in deep snow. The trousers have a generous cut and elasticated waist that allows for a comfortable fit both with and without insulating layers underneath.