Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D Pant
Fabric: Ripstop Nylon, with reinforced knees and butt
Fill: Polargard 3d
Price Paid: $100-ish
Man are these things warm, really warm, like "hard to find a use for" warm. They lean large (which for Mountain Hardwear is rare), so it is easy to fit other garments underneath if necessary (if you happen to find yourself on the dark side of the moon or something). Great for those "standing around" parts of a winter camping trip. Best use I have found so far was at Packers Stadium in Green Bay, during a late season game, with the temperature in the single digits and a wind. These will keep you toasty.
Price Paid: $130
I have worn these pants on Mt. Shasta and other Cascade volcanoes during the winter. They are warm. Too warm for mild winter conditions when you are moving. However, they have leg zippers you can open up to vent. This was really good when stopped. These are warm and pretty windproof. If you want more warmth and wind resistance just put on a shell. Great for winter. Light and rugged pants with great features. A perfect backup in case of bad weather.
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Warm up to polyester fill that won't go flat like other alpine insulation. The Mountain Hardwear Chugach Pant features fast-drying Polarguard 3D insulation, a continuous fiber filament that won't shift, clump or mat like other polyester and down fill. Unlike other insulated pants, especially those with full-length side zippersthe Chugach doesn't leave you feeling bogged down with excess weight. This is a warm pant with plenty of functional climbing features. The brushed polyester lining in the upper section also helps to wick away moisture on extended pitches. Handy storage sack included.
- Altrec Outdoors
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Chugach 3D Pant (Spring 2007) Avg. Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz.; 595 g. (size medium)Inseam Length: 29.25in.Usage: Alpine Climbing Fabric: Body: Chugach Ripstop Lining: Nylon Taffeta Insulation: Polarguard 3D Features: Adjustable, Velcro cuffs Articulated knees Double Velcro waist closure with laminated tabs Elastic waist with drawcord Front zip fly Full side zip legs Reinforced seat and knees Stuff sack included
Articulated knees offer unrestricted range of motion; polyester-reinforced seat and knees for long-wearing durability. Elasticized, double VELCRO brand closure waist keeps your pants secure when you've got the sides unzipped for ventilation; Velcro cuffs. Filled with Polarguard 3D insulation to keep your legs warm and cozy-- continues to insulate even if wet. Full-length side zippers provide easy on/off over footwear; backed by a snag-proof draft flap. Insulated, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets. Ripstop nylon microfiber shell is wind- and water-resistant; smooth polyester lining allows hitch-free layering and freedom of movement. Warm and windproof, these insulated pants slip on easily over layers and are lighter and warmer than fleece. Waterproof stuff sack included. Zipper fly is protected by an overflap.
Designed for alpine climbing, the Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D Pant keeps you warm with Polarguard