When I started RailRiders in the early '90s, the product line was understandably limited. To attract new business, I placed small classified ads in outdoor magazines. Much to my surprise, something amazing started to happen. Accomplished explorers and adventurers began phoning me. These brazen men and women, heading off to conquer the adventure of their dreams, were indeed curious about the technical aspects of RailRiders apparel which offered superior performance over that of natural fibers such as cotton or wool. These Weatherpants got frequently "invited" to go on the really big adventures. New Hampshire climber Rick Wilcox wore them on a significant portion of his successful Mt. Everest Expedition and sailor Cam Lewis wore them during his solo, record-breaking Transatlantic crossing.