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Mountain Hardwear Compressor Pant

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Mountain Hardwear Compressor Pant synthetic insulated pant

Great winter coverover pants. Easy to put on/off. Would recommend to others.


  • Price
  • Ease of Use
  • Warmth


  • Pack Size

I purchased the Mt Hardwear Compressor Pants as overpants for use while climbing in Alaska. They performed well and would recommend them to others.

I have since used them on multi-day backcounty ski trips where the temps were dipping below 0 at night.

These pants have full length zips so it is easy to put them on and take off. They are insulated so the added warmth is great on cold night. No need to take off your climbing or ski boots to put them on.

Reinforced knees and seat for added durability. Water resistant but yet breathable. Elastic waist. Hip pockets.

I am 5'9" with a 32" waist and ordered size medium, which is perfect size in both length and waist

These pants may not be as warm or as compressible as down pants, but the reasonable price makes them very appealing.

They may be discontinued (2014) since they are hard to find.

They are awesome pants and when combined with the Mt Hardwear Compressor Jacket with hood, you have a stellar setup.


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $129.99

Although I tend to chill relatively easily, I've used these pants on several trips when temps were in the upper 20's to low 30's, and have found them to be quite comfortable. The side zips make them easy to put on and take off, even with heavy boots, and if you overheat, you can open them up and vent. I use them primarily for lounging around camp, and to sleep in, thus allowing me to carry a lighter sleeping bag.

Reasonably ample zippered pockets with fleece lining provide secure storage and a touch of luxury.

Fabric: Fifteen-denier nylon
Fill: ThermicMicro™ polyester

I can't recommend these enough. Awesome pant!!!

I'm a avid outdoorsman and spend a lot of time in the backcountry. I do most of backpacking in the winter and have tested these pants to the max. They have never failed me. I've gone through many different brands and types of clothing and these are the best pants for staying warm.

I don't recommend hiking or climbing in them unless it is very very cold because they are very warm.

Price Paid: retail

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Price MSRP: $150.00
Current Retail: $175.00
Historic Range: $49.83-$175.00
Reviewers Paid: $129.99
Weight 1 lb 5 oz / 592 g
Inseam 32 in / 81 cm
Body Fabric 20D Nylon Rip
Insulation Thermic Micro™
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