I needed some light pants for going off-trail in heavy brush, looking for turkeys and shed antlers in the spring, and scouting for deer and elk in the summer. Despite its seeming vulnerabilities, the Mountain Equipment Comici Pant pulled through—the Exolite fabric provided great abrasion resistance, along with all-day comfort and protection from wind. And they're light as a feather. They’ve become my go-to weekend pants, no matter the activity. Available at the Round House; $120.