A second serving of recycled ripstop, the O’Neill 3L Shell Pant takes the lead skinning deep into the wilderness, bootpacking up knife-edge ridges and blasting through Alaskan spines. Outer leg vents suit grueling ascents, though testers found zipper closure erratic. That said, the articulated fit of the four-way stretch fabric was killer. “Even though the fit is on the slim side, I didn’t feel any friction on the ascent,” noted a splitboarding tester. These comfortable, HyperDry-treated snowboarding pants easily handle resort duty; the faded navy color scheme simplifies pairing with other jackets if you rely on O’Neill everyday.