The only real advantage to wearing tights during the winter is that fewer people are on the trails to see you. Of course, you can always wear shorts, but frozen kneecaps are never in style. Now there's an alternative to discomfort and embarrassment. The Gore Bike Wear Countdown SO Pant is pure mountain. The loose fit and stretchy Windstopper fabric make the countdown warm, super comfortable, and won't make you look like you just left ballet practice.Gore Bike Wear's Countdown SO Pants are made from Gore's patented Windstopper Soft Shell material. As the fabric's name implies, the Countdown SO Pants are windproof; making them the ideal pants for cold, breezy days on the mountain. For increased functionality, the Soft Shell material is also water-resistant and highly breathable. The precise, anatomic fit is derived from the Countdown's active-fit silhouette with an adjustable elastic waistband and zippered leg hem. Additionally, the pants feature a tapered lower leg that increases comfort while decreasing the chance of a chain-related mishap and abrasion-resistant panels at the inside leg and saddle area for added durability in key spots. For safer night riding, Gore also integrated a large reflective graphic on the side of the pants.The Gore Bike Wear Countdown SO Pants are available in sizes Small through XX-Large, and in the colors Petrol Blue and Black.