I recently relocated from the south to the upper Midwest, and needless to say was not well-equipped for the winters up here. So I researched how to layer and landed on these pants. I wanted a slimmer fit pant, so I went with these. And they have been a game-changer! Itâs too cold to wear them alone, but theyâre great worn over a good base layer pant. They seem to be pretty windproof and water resistant, but I wouldnât say waterPROOF... super wet snow got on the seats of our golf cart and although I could wipe it off, the seats were still wet. I could feel the moisture seeping through after so long. But other than that, these have been so wonderful. I wear them every time I venture outside and let me just say, I have never broken a sweat building a snowman until I invested in the right gear... and these have been a staple part of that investment!