No matter how much planning goes into your ride day, Mother Nature has been known to throw some mean curve balls at the Weather Man and hit you with downpours on blue-sky days. This leaves you with two options: sit inside and wallow in your misery as you watch the world get painted in water, or buck it up and throw on your Women's Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Active Trail Pants, hitting the trail or road in comfort while you stay dry underneath. If it were up to us, we'd go with the latter option, and with total water and wind protection we're pretty sure you would too. These trail-ready pants are made for nature's worst, with a GoreTex membrane to keep you dry inside, without compromising breathability so you know you can still rally up the climbs in comfort, and book it into banked berms that are perfectly tacky from the fresh rain. The C5 GoreTex Active Trail Pants feature a robust shell made from polyamide with a GoreTex membrane to keep you dry, plus a backup layer of both polyester and GoreTex, keeping any sneaky droplets from making their way inside. The fabric still have a lightweight feel, and a knack for wicking away sweat, so you don't end up feeling bogged down and swampy after a trying push up some switchbacks. To ensure you have total comfort when you're hammering away on the pedals, Gore's designers craft the pants with fully articulated knees and a stretch panel that moves with you, so your pedaling is unrestricted as you ride. Keeping comfort going forward, the pants have enough room to layer your favorite chamois underneath, and a wear-resistant seat reinforcement so you can rest easy knowing the seat won't blow out from a few vigorous rides.