The Obsidian Pant is the softshell layer from Outdoor Research which is designed to be water and wind-resistant while maintaining high levels of mobility. Besides a hardshell, this layer has a high level of water-vapor transfer, giving high levels of mobility with full-size belt loops, which can accept a rigger belt. Pockets and mounting loops can be placed around the pants strategically to avoid bulking, and stretch materials are used to keep items close to your body, promoting athleticism. Shock cords are placed along the ends to keep out the environment. OR's super fabric is placed alongside the stretch materials along the back, providing superior freedom of movement and an armored abrasion-resistant material to keep these pants intact in prolonged use.