The reason there is such a wide variety of different types of windproof pants on the market is because there are so many outdoor activities that such pants can make more enjoyable. To make the right choice, consider what activity you will be doing most of the time. Whether fishing, hunting, hiking, snow skiing, camping or just lounging around at the lake, a brisk wind can make a cool day seem downright cold. If you'll be doing an athletic activity like hiking, look for pants that allow lots of range of movement. If you'll be working around the farm, you might want to find a pair with plenty of pockets to carry tools and other gear. If participating in a 3-Gun contest, the best pants for you might have a durable outside shell that not only stops the wind, but also holds up to lots of abuse.