You see peaks as something to bag, ice as an invitation to climb, and every mountain as a potential ski run. Meet the Masao HS pants. Windproof, waterproof-breathable and durable, they're designed to work well with a harness and and have scuff guards to stand up to crampons and ski edges. Belt loops let you wear your own belt, and waterproof side zippers provide venting options when the going gets hot. Integrated gaiters keep snow out and are adjustable to fit whatever boots suit the day's mission.
- Made of windproof nylon with a DryTechnology Pro waterproof-breathable laminate.
- Loops let you add your own belt.
- 2 front pockets with waterproof zippers are set out of the way of your climbing harness.
- Side pocket with waterproof zipper is perfectly sized to hold a folded map.
- 3/4 length 2-way side zippers provide venting options.
- Integrated adjustable gaiters keep snow out of your boots.
- Reinforced Cordura nylon scuff patches protect inner ankles and hems from crampons and ski edges.
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||¾-length waterproof leg zips|
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.