Perfect for recreational touring and fitness skiing, and also a great warm-up pant for racing. Great on their own, or with a base layer underneath for extra cold days, the Effect pants are a sensible choice for just about any skier. Softshell front panels block the snow and wind, and articulated knees prevent tugging and provide optimal range of motion for Nordic skiing. The back of these pants are stretchy and very breathable, and full side zippers make them a breeze to get on and off. Other features include elastic waist with drawstring, two zippered hand pockets, reflectivity, and silicon band inside ankle cuff to prevent slipping off the outside of your boots. A nearly perfect XC ski pant at a great price!