MEC Instigator 2 Pants - Men's

5017-651

Description

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These are our top-of-the-line alpine climbing pants, with new GORE-TEX® Pro Shell® technology. The knit tricot traditionally used on the inside of 3-layer waterproof-breathables is replaced with light, rugged, woven backing fabric. The result is a lighweight garment, that is more compact, breathes better, with increased abrasion resistance than previous versions.

The cut is designed for compatibility with a harness. Narrow design through the leg ensures you don't catch your crampons, but still provides good mobility.

  • 3-ply fabric is 70-denier nylon in high wear areas for toughness, 40-denier elsewhere for lightness and ease of movement. Pro Shell membrane is waterproof, windproof, and highly breathable. Backed with a breathable, woven fabric.
  • Reinforced butt, thighs, and knees, for added abrasion resistance.
  • Waist closure has two innovative slide snaps that are more secure than regular snaps. Slide (don't pull) them open. Waterproof front zip and internal waistbelt.
  • Articulated knees for mobility.
  • ¾-length non-separating taped zips are waterproof, with two sliders for easy entry and venting.
  • Hem drawcord at ankle with snap closure.
  • Kick patches for exceptional durability.

Tech specs

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Type Waterproof-breathable
Construction 3-layer
Insulation None
Waterproofness

Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

Waterproof with fully taped seams
Made in China