With three-layer Polartec Neoshell membrane, a 100 percent polyester back, and a 61/39 percent nylon/polyester face with a DWR finish, the Strafe Capitol pant is a softshell that acts like a hardshell. It's a do-everything pant that's at home on a tour or at the resort.
"The Neoshell material was awesome," said POSSE member and Montana ski tech Brit Barnes. "I hiked the ridge and was really sweaty and the vents were great—they moved really well."
The pants also have mesh-lined interior thigh vents, smart pockets, and a classic look to them.
"They have more of a refined look for an older person," added Barnes. "Great stuff for hiking and ripping."
But beware the slim fit—for some at Thread the Needle, a little too slim. "It's a slim fitting resort skiing pant—if you like butt-huggers," said Matt Hansen.