Mountain Hardwear Argon Ice Pant
Price Paid: $320
Fist let me say I love Mountain Hardwear. I own a number of their jackets and other gear. They make great gear and stand behind what they make.
That said, these pants are not one of their best products. Maybe if you are looking for ski pants or do not plan to use them for mountaineering they would be fine. But if that is the case, why spend the money.
According to the Mountain Hardwear web site, these pants are full zip. What they do not tell you is that they do not zip off. Yes the zipper goes all the way around, but the zipper does not fully open.
Therefore, you at some point have to put your leg through a hole. Not a problem unless you are wearing crampons... I did not want to spend over 300 dollars on a pair of hardshell winter pants, just to punch a hole in them when I was putting them on.
Also, they do not tell you that the zipper goes along your butt..? Why, I do not know. It does make for an awkward fit, not to mention hard to put on and zip. You have to bend around to get it past your butt. Plus due to the position of the zipper, the cut is large. Much larger than normal.
Other than that, they look nice.
Since no one carried these in a store near me, I had to order them On-line. I returned these the day after I tried them on.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Dominate the ice the next time you go climbing with the waterproof, breathable, yet supple Argon Ice Pant from Mountain Hardwear. Melting ice and snow won't chill you, water rolls off the GORE-TEX Pro Shell laminate while Micro Tape Construction and watertight zippers prevent even the tiniest amount of water from getting through.
- Mountain Gear
CLOSEOUTS . Harsh weather calls for the waterproof breathable protection of Argon Gore-Tex(R) Ice pants from Mountain Hardwear. They allow perspiration to escape without any outside penetration. Gore-Tex(R) waterproof breathable membrane is windproof and lightweight Full zip-off back has six-slider rainbow zip for quick changes Stretch inseam and thigh panels for better mobility Laminated Ambush(R) edge guards protect from crampons Micro-taped seams reduce weight Adjustable composite belt Zip fly and double-snap closure Drawcord hems Inseam: Regular 35" (based on large) Weight: 1 lb. Fabric: Nylon Care: Machine wash/dry Made in China Available Colors: BLACK. Sizes: 2XL, L, M, S, XL.
- Sierra Trading Post
Mountain Hardwears Argon Ice Pants are made from GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric for exceptional strength and durability and details for the serious mountaineer: rainbow back zip, stretch gusset, venting full side zips.Climb on.
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Argon Ice Pant (Fall 2009) The Men's Argon Ice Pant by Mountain Hardwear - GORE-TEX Pro Shell pant for exceptional strength and durability and details for the serious mountaineer: rainbow back zip, stretch gusset, venting full side zips. Climb on.