Windproof fabric that is brushed on the inside for good thermal protection.
2 side ventilation zippers
Easy to use
Equipped with gaiters and hook to reduce snow ingress.
Water-repellant component. Waterproof inserts under buttocks & bottom of legs.
Freedom of movement
Stretch fabric, preformed knees and semi-elastic waistband.
Can I be sure that my pants are warm enough for my winter hikes?
The inside of your pants is brushed—a tried and tested method for retaining heat. The principle is simple: the component weave is structured to add volume to trap air—naturally insulating. It is exactly the same principle as animal fur or feathers.
Good ventilation for optimal thermal comfort.
Thermal comfort is a balance between the warmth of the garment and its ability to let the body breathe. If moisture accumulates, you will feel the cold during less active stages (breaks, downhill). We have designed these pants with intensive use in mind, integrating a ventilation system with side zippers on the thighs in micro-perforated fabric. Good balance between heat/ventilation for optimal thermal comfort.
Comfortable and practical snow hiking pants.
With their close fit and stretch component, your pants encourage freedom of movement—essential when walking in the snow. The zipper pockets secure everything you need at hand (tissues, lip balm, keys, etc.).
What is water repellency and how can you maintain it?
The water-repellency of a fabric is its ability to let the water slide off its surface, without absorbing it. In this way, the fabric does not soak up water and therefore remains lightweight, breathable, and warm. Water-repellency is obtained by a treatment applied on the outer surface of the fabric. This treatment needs to be renewed during the lifetime of the garment (we recommend each wash). Products (sprays and liquids) are available in our stores.
How do the pants protect from outdoor conditions?
In the winter, you need to be protected both from dampness (snow, rain) and wind, as the latter cools the body down a lot, both when exercising and resting. We designed your pants with a windproof and water-repellent outer fabric, to cope with all winter conditions. We have also added waterproof inserts on the buttocks and at the ankles.
Gaiters with a hook for the laces to protect you from snow getting in.
The perfect outfit for cold weather hikes.
We designed these pants as part of the perfect outfit for hiking off the beaten track: the SH500 outfit. With your SH520 pants, SH500 fleece, SH520 boots, and SH500 snowshoes, you can enjoy hiking on snow in all weather conditions. Go light and well equipped!
How should I dress when hiking on the snow?
To dress correctly in the winter, no matter what your activity is, we recommend that you apply the 3 layer principle:
Layer 1: The technical base layer will enable moisture to be wicked away to keep skin dry.
Layer 2: The second layer (fleece, pullover) provides warmth and wicks away moisture.
Layer 3: The jacket protects you from outdoor conditions: rain, snow, wind.
The outfit must be breathable to wick away moisture.
Will the pants withstand regular use over a long period?
To check the durability of our products, we carry out tests on the components selected: resistance to rubbing and abrasion, colour fastness, resistance to repeated washing. All these tests have been carried out on the component used for these pants.
How does my product warranty work?
This product is guaranteed for 2 years from the date shown on the receipt. A product covered by the warranty will be exchanged free of charge. The warranty covers product defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and tear and improper use.
What is the environmental impact of the products and how can I compare them?
The product's environmental footprint is calculated over its entire lifespan using various indicators. A score is assigned, from A to E, to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with one another. Decathlon is committed to this approach. All our actions for sustainability on: http://developpement-durable.decathlon.com/