Patagonia Guide Pants
Fabric: Swiss Schoeller
Price Paid: $160
Best pants I've found for long distance cold weather backpacking. I used it for 10+ day backpacking trips in Alaska, for two seasons. Walked through a lot of typical Alaskan bushes and the pants still looked quite new. I also walked them through many a glacial stream and they're very water repellent - water just beads off the surface.
The other nice thing about the pants is the thigh pocket. I put Clifbars, sunglasses, knives, headlamps in it. Only thing is that while there's only one thigh pocket on the right leg, I wish there's a matching one on the left. The handwarmer pockets are not very useful though.
The zippers at the bottom of the leg openings are very nice. Unzip them to form a boot cut style leg, if you think tapered legs look dorky :) My only concern about the pants is the snap-on button. I just hope the fabric won't rip out around it.
Rockin pants!!! I was looking for a slim-fitting snowpant for snowshoeing and winter hiking. These are slim enough so they won't get in the way, but I have enough room to freely move and layer underneath. The bottom of the pants are nice and narrow and can be easily tucked inside winter boots. I love them!
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Patagonia's Guide Pants are made with a durable and wind-resistant Polartec Power Shield stretch-woven fabric, the Guide Pants provide plenty of protection, comfort and breathability.
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 alpine climbing pants: pull-on waist (flat front with drawcord, elastic back), three zippered pockets (two front handwarmers, 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 Women's Guide Softshell Pants' combination of breathability and mobility make them an ideal choice for technical ice and alpine climbing. Polartec Power Shield keeps snow from soaking your skin, and it dries quickly should you get these Patagonia pants wet on a frozen waterfall or massive icicle. Thanks to stretch-woven fabric, the Guide Pants move with you through acrobatic vertical sequences.
Free Shipping. Patagonia Women's Guide Pant DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Guide Pant Polartec Power Shield stretch-woven nylon/polyester blend is highly breathable, wind resistant and durable Brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort Pull-on, drawcord waist band has elastic on back Two handwarmer pockets with DWR -treated zippers Articulated knees for optimal mobility Tie-down loops on cuffs The SPECS of the Patagonia Women's Guide Pant Regular fit Weight: 14.3 oz / 405 g 7.1-oz Polartec Power Shield stretch-woven 46% nylon, 46% polyester, 8% spandex with Hardface Technology and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.