Insulated pants with snowboard styling. They keep you dry and warm, promote free and easy movement, and have a richly coloured herringbone print that pops wherever you ride.
- Made of waterproof-breathable polyester with a sleet-shedding DWR finish.
- Taped seams in areas that are prone to wetting out.
- Insulated with warm Thinsulate polyester .
- Zip fly with 2 buttons.
- Velcro® tab waist adjustment system.
- Loops to attach to the powderskirt of any compatible jacket.
- Articulated knees.
- Lower leg is reinforced lower legs to prevent abrasion.
- Internal gaiters keep out snow.
- Waterproof ankle zips.
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:
|Insulation||40g/sq. m polyester|
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.
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||Mesh-lined thigh vents|
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.