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Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Pant

The Windstopper Pant has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best fleece pants for 2021.

photo: Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Pant fleece pant

Specs

(no Gender)
Price Historic Range: $190.00
Reviewers Paid: $195.00
Men's
Price Historic Range: $124.95-$180.00
Reviewers Paid: $200.00
Women's
Price Historic Range: $190.00
Reviewers Paid: $180.00

Reviews

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

These pants are excellent for hiking and hunting in Alaska, especially during windy conditions. They are definitely better than fleece pants. However, the plastic zippers on the sides tend to lose teeth after about 6 months, causing the zipper to derail.

Price Paid: $180

These pants are excellent. They stop wind flawlessly and fit well, but they have a few faults. When I run in them the legs ride up a little, but not too much. The legs also seem a little short for me, but I may have long legs and prefer the legs on my clothes to amply touch my foot. Also, I was snowmachining (chagrin) in them and my knee hit a piece of ice and it tore the abrasion panel. MHW will fix it for $30, though.

These pants also hold out moisture exceptionally well. While playing in chest deep snow in the Alaska Range in these my pants scarcely got wet because the fabric held out the moisture so well.

Fabric: Gore WindStopper
Price Paid: $195

Workmanship is excellent, along with attention to detail in the design. Although expensive, the windstoppper fabric really works. The pants are very warm, and can be worn hiking without long underwear on 25 deg F days. If the temp is above 45-50 deg F the pants will be too warm. The jacket is also much warmer than a similar weight non windstopper fabric. There are plenty of pockets on the jacket.

Minor complaints and observations:

In my opinion, the pant legs are tapered too much, they tend to raise up on your boots when hiking, making gaiters necessary. The jackets are cut somewhat small under the arms, I usually wear a large, but got an XL to wear over fleece pullover and thermal top.

Fabric: Gore Windstopper Fleece
Price Paid: approx $200 ea piece

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