My old goretex pants are looking a bit shabby (and a bit tight) so I've been looking at new shell pants for XC and poss. some downhill. I like the look of the Mont tempest but Macpac has an Easter sale with really good prices on their Event pants and bib and brace Prophet pants. Any experience with these shells? I bought a pair of Lowe softshell pants a couple of seasons ago so am even wondering whether I need new shell pants. The old ones spent most of the time in the bottom of the pack to be honest.