Like Survivorman warns, “You sweat – you die.” The Outdoor Research Valhalla pants ensure both protection and breathability on backcountry endeavours where you’re exerted to the max and too much insulation and trapped heat would cause you to break out into a possibly fatal sweat.
The cut of the Valhalla Pants provides a roomier fit when breaking trail and linking turns through bottomless snow – a modification in response to requests from Outdoor Research Ambassadors. The GORE WINDSTOPPER soft shell fabric is windproof, water resistant and highly breathable, allowing perspiration and excess heat to escape while setting the skin track and fending off wind and snow on the descent. It is also ultralight and thin. Zippered thigh vents help dump hot air on long ascents. And the adjustable waist tabs are always handy.
The Valhalla line includes jackets, too.