MEC Oreithya Pants - Women's



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Totally waterproof with a slopestyle cut yet packable enough for backcountry missions, these hardshell pants are a versatile choice for go-anywhere riders. Fully taped seams and waterproof-breathable fabric seals out water, yet provides enough breathability to stay cool while churning up approach tracks in the backcountry.

  • Outer shell is nylon, spandex GORE-TEX with a waterproof-breathable laminate and a DWR finish.
  • Internal gaiters are made of Schoeller stretch-woven nylon, spandex soft shell.
  • Fully taped seams provide outstanding waterproofing.
  • Gusseted crotch.
  • Outer thigh vents use water-resitant zippers.
  • Front thigh pockets feature water-resistant zippers and key clips.
  • Zippered fly with top snaps.
  • Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue to detect and locate Recco reflectors under snow. Useful for resort skiing, Recco technology is not a substitute for skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Downhill skiing
  • Freeride and freeskiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Alpine touring
Technology GORE-TEX
Construction 3-layer
Face fabric Nylon
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 Thigh vents
Pockets 1 front 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.

Finished inseam

The finished inseam measurement of the garment.

32in. (8)
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)
  • Ankle zips
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Internal gaiters
  • Recco system
Made in China