Fabric is waterproof up to 30,000 mm water pressure before washing.
Fabric weight = 147 g/m2.
Reinforced component on lower leg.
Breathable membrane (9 < RET < 12), ventilatation with two-way zipper.
Easy to put on / take off
Two-way zipper with full-length opening for fitting crampons or skis on feet.
Pockets are accessible when wearing a harness.
Easy to use
Elastic, adjustable waistband.
Two zipped pockets
Adjustable fastening at ankle.
- Elastic waistband, adjustable on either side.
- Flat elastic waistband that’s compatible with a harness.
- Pre-shaped knees, reinforced lower leg for protection from crampon spikes.
- Elastic drawstring and adjustable lower leg.
- Two zipped pockets.
- Zipper fly.
The full-length, two-way zipper opens from the top so you can put on crampons or skis and relieve yourself without removing the overpants.
Product measurements in size M:
Chest measurement: 103.5 cm
Crotch length: 83.5 cm
The overpants have been approved in a shower test under 100 litres of water/m2/hour during 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a heavy mountain downpour.
We measure a fabric’s resistance to a column of water in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a 2,000 mm waterproof rating can withstand 2,000 mm of water pressure (which is roughly equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours).
With waterproofing greater than 30,000 mm, the overpants offer an extremely high level of waterproofing.
To determine a fabric’s breathability, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 Standard). The lower the fabric’s resistance, the more water vapour generated by an active body evaporates, the higher the fabric’s breathability.
We consider that:
- RET < 9 = highly breathable fabric
- 9 < RET < 12 = breathable fabric
- RET > 12 = slightly or not breathable fabric.
These pants are 9 < RET < 12.
In addition to the main fabric’s breathability, these pants have been designed with two side zippers to enable airflow for temperature regulation and improved ventilation.
Full-length, two-way zipper
This next generation two-way zipper offers the same waterproofing as a classic silicone zipper (similar to those on pockets) while being more flexible, which improves compression when the overpants are packed away. Plus, this zipper is easier to handle, which helps to make it longer lasting. The two-way zipper and full-length opening allow you to put on or remove pants, crampons, or skis, which is an added bonus during a storm.