Far from being a sandbag, these technical pants will be a boon for getting things done in the mountains. The durable stretch woven fabric sheds light rain and blocks the wind, making them excellent for alpine climbing routes or for long approaches. Streamlined, straight cut leg is designed not to flap or get snagged on your crampons, but they are wide enough to pull over hiking or mountaineering boots. Articulated knees promote unhindered movement and zippered pockets keep items secure.
- Made of stretch woven nylon blended with spandex .
- DWR treatment sheds light precipitation.
- Stretch waist with elasticized back and internal drawcord.
- Microfleece lined waistband for comfort.
- Right thigh pocket with zip closure.
- 2 zippered hand pockets close in the down position for comfort under a harness.
- Articulated knees.
- Grommets at hem for adding a cord or elastic.
Technical garments, designed for specific activities have features that aren’t always adaptable to general use. For example, cycling clothing is longer in the back and arms. Activity aside, the fit of MEC clothing falls into these categories:
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.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
The finished inseam measurement of the garment.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.