Patagonia Guide Pants
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Rockin pants!!! I was looking for a slim-fitting snowpant…
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!
Best pants I've found for long distance cold weather…
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.
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