The Mens Ortovox Guardian pants have a high cut and are reinforced with SWISSWOOL in the lumbar vertebra zone. The reinforced wool of Swiss origin protects the wearer from impacts while also providing warmth and comfort and buffering large volumes of moisture. The elastic fit system is a broad elastic hook and loop fastener system that provides a simple and effective way to adjust width for the best possible fit. The leg bottoms are equipped with large-area protection against sharp edges and have integrated gaiters. The gaiters can be folded up and snapped in place to help avoid embarrassing falls when walking in ski boots. Large ventilation openings are located slightly to the rear at thigh height, so even long ascents can be handled with grace.