Gore-Tex Paclite Boater's Pants are perfectly suited for their purpose and built to last. Paclite, a 2-layer waterproof laminate, makes for the lightest and most compressible Gore-Tex rainwear on the market, taking up way less space when packed than comparable fabrics. Paclite keeps water out, but also lets it escape from within, transporting vaporous perspiration before it condenses and gloms onto your legs. The neoprene and Velcro closures at the ankles, while not waterproof, are far more leak-resistant and splash-proof than standard rain pantsa"perfect in a touring shell. Other ideal features include a high-back design and a self-draining thigh pocket with key lanyard so you don't need to pump bilge water when going from cockpit to driver's seat.