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I'm trying to find a nice pair of softshell...

I'm trying to find a nice pair of softshell pants for this season at Mt. Baker. I am a snowboarder, and need a pair of pants for those days when 3L Pro Shell isn't needed. I am looking for a quite breathable, yet still wind and weather resistant pair of pants for hiking, skinning, spring conditions, etc. What is my best option? I'm lost with the differences in fabrics and such. Hopefully they won't cost more than $300, but if its worth the price I'm willing to pay. Thanks for any insight into my dilemma .

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The Gamma SK is a great softshell pant. Fit is great and just the right amount of features. The burly double weave fabric breathes quite well and is wind resistant. It will meet your criteria without breaking the bank. The Gamma MX uses a better fabric (polartec powersheild pro) but is more expensive. It is a bit more windproof and apparent breathes better. The last choice are the arcteryx seeker pants. THey are not made anymore but are made from Schoeller dynamic and breathe amazing well and can sometimes be found for a great deal.
Good luck