Last pant you'll need for winter...almost
These pants are great; phenomenal soft shell for winter use. They're great for skiing, climbing, mountaineering, etc. I've yet to get wet in them and the times I've felt the wind cut through a bit have been very few - 70-80 mph gusts. I don't use the suspenders (they're easily removable). I'm tall and lanky at 6'3 and 180 and the medium gives me a great athletic fit. I tend to use these with a light base layer for activities where there is a little more stop and go and the temperature is well below freezing. In moderate temperatures (15+) while doing something highly aerobic...I find these to be a little warm and prefer something like the guide pant, also by Patagonia.