MEC Glacier Pants - Children
When temperatures dip and snowflakes start to fall, these warm snow pants help kids stay out longer. Waterproof-breathable and Primaloft Black Eco insulated construction means they’re ready for mixed-bag conditions. Reinforced bottom hem, knees and seat mean bum-sliding and slipping around won’t wear them out (boosting hand-me-down potential). Removable suspenders and a waist loop that attaches to the MEC Glacier Jacket promote sweet moves with no drafts on the slopes.
- Waterproof-breathable shell is 150-denier polyester with a breathable microporous polyurethane coating and DWR finish.
- All seams taped except waistband, fly and hem to ensure water won't eventually work its way in.
- Lined with lightweight polyester ripstop.
- 100g Primaloft Black Eco polyester insulation (60% recycled content) throughout the legs.
- 60g Primaloft Black Eco insulation in waistband.
- Durable nylon reinforced knees and rear add durability.
- Integrated adjustable gaiter with gripper elastic keeps snow out of boots.
- Adjustable hem can be lengthened to keep up with growth spurts.
- Name label inside so the pants won't get mixed up with others.
|Face fabric||150-denier polyester|
|Lining/backer||20-denier ripstop 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.
|Waterproof with critically 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.
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.
|Product sustainability||Bluesign® Approved Material|
How to measure
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist.
- Measure inner leg from crotch to just below the ankle bone.
- Stand with back straight; measure from highest point on head to floor.