Softshell pants offer lightweight protection from the elements. Many delineations incorporate some stretch into the material for yielding freedom of movement during hikes, runs, yoga or other activities. Some softshell pants also have water-repellent properties, making them unstoppable on outdoor adventures in rainy weather. Breathable materials allow comfortable cooling and drying when you heat up while running or climbing. Abrasion-resistant fabric options withstand brushes with rocks and trees, so you can take softshells anywhere that less cozy fabrics can go. Most men's softshell pants come in easy-to-pair black and grey colors. Marvelous brands include Patagonia, Marmot, Arcteryx, Mountain Hardwear and Outdoor Research.