Rail Riders makes a line of tough-but-light clothing that's all the rage in the adventure racing world. These bush britches have all the rugged DNA of the brand—a reinforced seat, knees, and ankles, quick-drying ballistic nylon cloth, zippered pockets—including a nifty slanted cross-quad pocket design for on-the-go access—and articulated knees for hiking comfort. But it's the Insect Shield treatment that makes the mosquitoes fear to tread. A proprietary permethrin formula bonds to the fabric, and repulses mosquitoes, ticks, flies, chiggers and mosquitoes for 70 launderings. My pair has lasted through four hard seasons. They're my favorite pond-fishing, frog-gigging, shooting-lane-clearing pants.