For experience-hungry skiers whose bread and butter is lift-accessed terrain – but who venture out for some untracked snacking. Not as fully pared-back as alpine-style pants, these have a more modern flowy shape and a nod to resort skier style. They have all the technical features you expect from backcountry shells, but the casual cut might take up a little more room if you stuff them in a pack.
- Fabric is 3-layer GORE-TEX® that's supple, lightweight and provides waterproof-breathable protection. Nylon inner lining.
- Cut to slide over inner warm layers, the fit is not super technical like alpine shell pants, but provides room to twist and move freely.
- Belt loops and adjustable hook and loop tabs at the waist let you personalize the fit.
- Front pockets and thigh pocket add storage options.
- 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, beacon, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
- Outer zippered thigh vents allow heat to escape while you up-track.
- Zippers at the ankle with internal snow gaiters hug your boots and keep out snow.
- Loops attach the pants to compatible jackets.
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.
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.