MEC Typhoon Pants - Women's
Discover waterproof-breathable comfort in these 2-layer GORE-TEX® pants with fully taped seams and a wallet-pleasing price point. A minimalist design and streamlined cut helps you move with purpose, whether you're in the eye of the storm, traversing a steep snow-covered slope, or walking the dog before work. The pull-on elastic waist and ¾-length zippers make changing and venting easy.
- Face fabric is nylon 2-layer GORE-TEX with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish.
- Liner is recycled polyester taffeta.
- Nylon scuff patches protect the inner ankles from wear and have a polyurethane coating for added resilience.
- Pull-on elastic waistband with drawcord adjustment.
- Articulated knees for easier movement.
- ¾-length zippers with Velcro® storm flaps and a snap at each ankle.
- Back zippered pockets.
- Inseam is 32in. for size medium and 30.5in. for petite medium.
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:
|Face fabric||Nylon + PTFE|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
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|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
|Venting||¾-length leg zips with storm flap|
|Pockets||1 back zippered|
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.
|Additional feature(s)||Kick patches|
- Natural waist
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Low waist
- Measure approximately 5cm (2in.) below natural waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Measure inner leg from crotch to just below the ankle bone.
- Petite inseam
- Measure inner leg from crotch to just below the ankle bone. If your leg length is shorter or equal to the 'petite' size inseam on this chart, pick a 'petite' if available. 'Petite' pants also have a slightly shorter rise. Not all pants are offered in 'petite' sizes.