Because not all days in the alpine are bluebird, these pants are designed for wide-ranging weather conditions. The hybrid design uses flexible soft shell fabric with hard shell panels on the lower legs for skinning up without wetting out when the snowpack is deep. The design allows you to keep moving and stay protected, without overheating. Side zippers provide venting options when you're tackling considerable elevation and moving through temperature inversions.
- Made of Schoeller® stretch woven nylon, with body-mapped 3-layer waterproof laminate and NanoSphere Technology to repel moisture.
- Adjustable stretch bib straps with quick disconnect front.
- Zippered chest pocket.
- Articulated knees for easy movement.
- 2 expanding thigh cargo pockets, 1 with Velcro® flap closure and 1 with a zipper.
- 2-way zippered fly is harness compatible.
- Internal snow gaiters with gripper elastics and boot lace hooks.
- Reinforced kick patches contain Kevlar to protect from ski edges or crampon points.
- Drawcord cuffs to batten things down when needed.
- Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to detect and locate Recco reflectors under snow. Useful for resort skiing, Recco technology is not a substitute for avalanche skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
|Type||Waterproof-breathable softshell hybrid|
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 critically taped seams|
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.
|Venting||Full-length leg zips|
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.