Nanda Devi Pant

The top compliment a pair of pants can receive is that they are unnoticeable. Such is the case with the Nanda Devi Pant from Isis. When I wear them cross-country skiing, it’s like they aren’t even there. I’m not hot or cold; I move comfortably; there is no adjusting or pulling up—the pants fit and function perfectly.

The microfleece lining keeps me warm, and a durable nylon face fabric with DWR finish keeps me dry. Thanks to articulated knees I can slide in knee pads, and the internal gaiters with gripper elastic stay over my boots even during a deep tele turn. $200,