Not to be an ass but stop caring so much about fashion and saving a few dollars at the sacrifice of crappy gear and freezing your butt off. Those DC's are only 5k on waterproofing and breathability, depending on where you live you'll probably want at least 10k waterproofing.
He does have a point that 5k pants may suck. In Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, you can get away with that for the most part. In the PNW, west coast in general, you want 10k at minimum, gore-tex would be best. With 5k gear, you're going to get soaked on a powder day.