The North Face Himalayan Pant
Aloha ... i bought these pants to be able to sit around…
Price Paid: $399
i bought these pants to be able to sit around outside in cold weather ...
We're gearing up for a Van RV life ...
Plus ... i'm trying to spend less money on heating bills at home ...
These pants are top of the line ... Pricey!!!
but BaseGear.com 20% off ... e-mail sign-up ... made them more affordable ...
That being said ... WOW !!! NICE !!!
The construction is what you should get at this price ... The only glitch i see in them is the bottom leg opening ...could have a draw string or velcro closure or something to tighten a little more ... easily fixed [ and if i was having them custom made i'd have some big outer pockets ]
My main concern before buying was ... They might be too warm ...Not much room in a small RV for 2 people and stuff ...Need the most versatility you can get out of everything ... and i have a somewhat a narrow range of HeatCold comfort ...
Receiving them yesterday ... i've wore them last night sitting around the house ...and outside this morning having coffee ... reading ... With sweat pants underneath and sweat shirt \ 650 down fill sweater on top ...
The temperature 45-55 ... S. Calif. [ wet cold ]i had the leg + hip zippers basically wide open ...but connected at the ankle ...Walked around briskly for 5 minutes testing ... The inner thigh built up just a very slight heat ...Walking and sitting they were very comfortable ... All the zippered openings will give the versatility needed for me ...
So ... i'm keeping them ...
This body ... 6' ... 160 lbs ... [ slim frame ] i got a large ... fits a little loose [ the way i want it ] and would fit a body ... 6' 6" or so ... plenty of suspender adjustment
As for the cold range ??? To be tested this winter ...
Aloha ... Bonzo
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Built for those whose sights are set well above the freezing levels, The North Face Himalayan Pant is a no-brainer. These alpine-inspired pants are loaded with high quality insulation and built out of burly Pertex(R) Endurance to ensure durability and longevity. Waterproof where you need it and warm all over, these pants are game for the toughest climbs. Expedition fit Welded baffle construction eliminates cold spots and weak points that accompany needle holes Stretch upper bib with low-profile adjustable suspenders and zippered Napoleon pocket Lower leg is insulated with Climashield(R) synthetic insulation for warmth when compressed by over-boot gaiter Large drop-seat zip with draft tube construction keeps the cold out Abundant reflectivity for safety on alpine starts and in vicious weather Summit Series(R) collection is harness and pack-compatible
The North Face teamed up with legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker to make its Men's Himalayan Down Pant worthy of any expedition up 8,000-meter peaks like Everest and Gasherbrum I. Anker made sure this Summit Series pant got the right insulation in the right places with 800-fill Hungarian goose down in the upper and 700-fill in the lower. He even added Climashield synthetic insulation in the ankles for warmth even when it gets wet or compressed over your boot gaiter. Water-resistant, wind-resistant, and breathable Pertex Endurance wraps up this innovative design so you can hike, climb, and summit successfully, and HyVent Alpha covers high-abrasion areas to add durability. The welded baffle construction eliminates any cold spots and weak points that conventional down pants with needlework get. An expedition fit gives you the freedom of movement you need on the mountain, and it leaves plenty of room for layering up. The stretchy bib has a low-profile design to decrease bulk from your jacket, and the adjustable suspenders give an ideal fit regardless of how many layers you have on. Its large drop-seat helps facilitate quick bio breaks and has a draft tube construction that keeps the cold out. And abundant reflectivity keeps you visible in vicious weather and early-morning alpine starts.
Climb through the coldest, high-altitude terrain in the world with The North Face's Himalayan pant. 800-fill down insulated, stretch upper bib and 700-fill lower body for absolute coverage and protection. Comfort is paramount with thick down insulation bolstered by weatherproof Pertex Endurance fabric, reinforced by durable HyVent Alpha 2-layer for durability. A Crescent Drop Seat design and adjustable suspenders let you dial in the fit.
- Mountain Gear
The premier pant for climbing 8,000-meter peaks, the Himalayan Pant is a necessity for athletes aiming for top of the world. Top-quality 800-fill down keeps elite alpinists protected during ascents well-above the freezing zone. These technically innovative pants are now warmer, lighter and even more durable for 2013 with Pertex Endurance and mapped with HyVent Alpha 2L in high-abrasion areas.
- The North Face
On high-altitude expeditions to the world's coldest environments, you need the ultimate in warmth and protection. The North Face Himalayan down pants deliver the innovation and technology you need. The North Face Himalayan Collection was designed with direct input from legendary mountaineer and The North Face athlete Conrad Anker. Upper body is insulated wtih 800-fill-power Hungarian goose down; 700-fill-power in lower body for compression resistance. Welded baffle construction eliminates cold spots and weak points that accompany convetional needle holes. Stretch upper bib has low-profile adjustable suspenders and a zippered Napoleon pocket. Lower leg is insulated with Climashield(R) synthetic insulation for warmth when compressed by your over-boot gaiters. Large drop-seat zipper with draft tube construction keeps the cold out. The North Face Himalayan down pants offer abundant reflectivity for visibility on alpine starts and in vicious weather.