fabric weight = 147 g/m², reinforced lower leg patch component
Fabric is waterproof up to 30,000 mm water pressure before washing
Water-repellent fabric after 5 washes
Breathable membrane (9
Easy to put on / take off
2-way zipper with full-length opening for putting crampons or skis on feet
Easy to use
2 zipper pockets, lower pant leg adjusts/tightens, and elastic waistband
Pockets are accessible when wearing a harness
Elastic waistband is adjustable on either side.
Flat elastic waistband that's compatible with wearing a harness. Preformed knees, lower leg reinforcement to help prevent crampon tears.
Elastic and adjustable lower pant leg drawstring
Two zipper pockets.
Front zipper flies.
The full-length 2-way zipper opens from the top, letting you put on crampons or skis and relieve yourself without having to remove Hardshell pants.
Straight leg cut
Product measurements in size M:
Hip measurement: 41"
Inseam length: 33"
We measure a fabric's resistance to a water column, in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure resistance, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with 2,000 mm rating can resist 2,000 mm of water pressure (which is roughly equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours). With a waterproofing rate over 30,000 mm, the Mountaineering hardshell pants offer an extremely high level of waterproofing.
The top-layer pants have been approved in a shower test under 100 litres of water/m²/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a heavy mountain downpour.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture generated by an active body is evaporated and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability.
We consider that if
- RET < 9 = highly breathable fabric
- RET > 12 = slightly or not breathable fabric.
The pants have a RET between 9
On top the main fabric's breathability, these pants have been designed with 2 side zippers, enabling air flow that helps to regulate temperature, further enhancing ventilation
full-length, two-way zipper
This next-gen 2-way zipper offers the same waterproofing as a classic silicone zipper (similar to pocket zippers) while being more flexible, which improves the top-layer pants' compression when packed away. Plus, this zipper is easier to handle, which helps to make it last longer. The 2-way zipper and full-length opening allow you to put on or take of pants, crampons or skis, which is an added bonus during a storm.