Patagonia Guide Pants
Source: bought it new
Hard to beat these pants on the mountain. Well constructed and comfortable!
The fit of these pants is great. They're comfortable both on the chairlift and on the trail. They're windproof yet breathable. I wear a base layer of Capilene and I'm good to go!
Price Paid: $129
I purchased these pants for winter hiking in the Northeast. To date I have used them on every winter trip for the past 2 years. They are great! If I could give them a higher rating than 5 I would.
They breath well, even when working hard (and I usually sweat a lot even in the winter when I am working hard). When they do get wet, the dry very fast. They do not ride up like some other pants I've worn.
They kept me warm all day without a base layer, down to about 10 deg. F. with a good 50 mph wind. They may work well even past that, but I have not put them to the test yet. Maybe this year :) They also offer great wind protection. Great durability, and I have put them to the test... They are not the lightest pants on the market, but for the price they are perfect!
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Made with a durable and wind-resistant Polartec Power Shield stretch-woven fabric, Patagonia's Guide Pants provide plenty of protection, comfort and mobility for long alpine climbs.
For serious climbers and alpine addicts alike, the Patagonia Guide Pants provide comfort, mobility, and functionality. Weather resistant and designed to move, these pants are built for the athlete in us all! Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) stretch-woven nylon/polyester soft-shell fabric is highly breathable, durable, and wind- and water-resistant Pull-on, partially elasticized waist band with internal drawcord adjustment Brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort Pockets: two handwarmers and one right rear drop-in have zippers with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish Articulated knees for mobility Alpine boot-compatible, tapered cuffs with metal eyelets for tie-down loops
Serrated alpine ridges can take you to a different world, one of daunting exposure and breathtaking views. And they?re typically guarded by thickets of barbed devil?s club, crevassed glaciers and endless talus fields. Our super-tough Guide Pants use our best-ever Guide fabric, a Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) stretch-woven blend (nylon/polyester/spandex) with Hardface(R) Technology that dramatically improves the Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish?s resistance to wind, water, snow and abrasion, while remaining stretchy and highly breathable. The features are pared to the bare essentials for technical climbing pants: pull-on waist (flat front with drawcord, elastic back), three zippered pockets (two front, one rear) and articulated knees. Further detailing includes a brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort and trim, elasticized cuffs that fit well over alpine boots, with tie-down grommets for attaching under-heel cords.
The Patagonia Guide Softshell Pant takes the concept of conventional two-layer softshell technology and blends it into a single layer for optimal thermal efficiency and all-weather protection. Navigate that elusive alpine route in comfort knowing the Patagonia Guide Softshell has got you covered, complete with Polartec Power Shield fabric for unprecedented moisture management, both inside and out.