Tackle big lines and go hard in the alpine with these weather-resistant soft shells. The dense nylon fabric moves moisture from your body without the weight and bulk of a membrane. The result is extremely breathable pants for high-intensity use. Zippered thigh vents keep the air flowing when temperatures rise, while the internal snow gaiters keep powder from surging in.
- Nylon and elastane fabric is wind, water and abrasion-resistant.
- Engineered fabric wicks moisture outward.
- Polyester lining.
- Adjustable hem.
- Zippered thigh vents for maximum ventilation.
- Zippered front pockets house essentials.
- Internal snow gaiters keep snow out.
- Nylon kick patches are durable for long-term use.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with critically taped seams|
|Pockets||2 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.
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.