Sometimes you have shed the gnar before you send the gnar. The new Alpine Houdini Pants deliver featherweight, emergency storm protection that you can pull on in a flash anytime youre climbing somewhere wet enough to soak your femurs. The 2.5-layer ripstop nylon H2No Performance Standard waterproof/breathable shell, with DWR (durable water repellent) finish, has stretchy and durable reinforcements in the seat and cuffs. The pants pull on with an elasticized waistband and have an internal drawcord, and the tapered lower leg has elasticized cuffs with 2-position adjustable snap tabs. The pants self-stuff into the watertight-zippered exterior right-thigh pocket (with carabiner clip-in loop).