A safe pick if you're in the market for reliable protection in the mountains: The Montura Core Cover Pants! The hardshell trousers are extremely well made and boast a premium-quality 3-layer GORE-TEX laminate.
Thus, when you're out in the mountains, the weather doesn't have a chance against these waterproof overtrousers. Of course, all the seams are taped and there are reinforcements on the ends of the trousers. An additional useful feature is that if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can slip the Core Cover Pants over your touring trousers without even taking your boots off! Plus, the sides open completely via the coated zip, making them even easier to slip into.
An added bonus is definitely the braces, which are included and completely removable. So, no need for a belt with the Montura Core Cover Pants!