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Patagonia's Simul Alpine Pants specialize in rock, snow and ice. The lightweight polyester stretch-woven fabric moves, breathes and resists weather, while the articulated pattern and gusseted crotch complement the technical cut. The two hand and two thigh pockets (sized to accommodate a field notebook) all close with zippers. A slender lower leg lets you see your feet, and the cuffs tighten with a shock cord and cord lock. Tie-down loops allow you to attach an under-the-heel cord for use with ice boots.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Move swiftly over rock, ice and snow with the Patagonia Simul alpine men's pants. These lightweight, yet protective soft-shell pants are warm, water-resistant and easy to wear with a climbing harness.
- REI refers to the men's version
The lightweight polyester stretch-woven fabric of our Simul Alpine Pants moves, breathes and resists weather, while the articulated pattern and gusseted crotch complement the technical cut. The separating zip-fly waist adjusts solely with our sleek, innovative OppoSet(TM) adjustable waist (no more belt loops) for an on-the-go, customized fit. The two front and thigh pockets (sized to accommodate a field notebook) all close with zippers. A slender lower leg lets you see your feet, and the cuffs tighten with a shock cord and cord lock. Tie-down loops allow you to attach an under-the-heel cord for use with ice boots.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
The Patagonia Men's Simul Alpine Pant is a Softshell pant for alpine climbs. A mix of rock and Snow will put you to the test, so protect your lower half and skip the overheating. The polyester stretch double weave holds up against abrasion, is plenty breathable and a durable water repellent finish sheds light moisture. Zippered tHigh pockets won't get in the way of your harness. Features of the Patagonia Men's Simul Alpine Pant Durable, stretchy and breathable polyester soft-shell fabric with even stretchier lightweight insets at yoke and gusset; all with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish Articulated pattern and gusseted crotch enhance movement and comfort under a harness Separating zip fly with belt loops and unique OppoSet adjustable waist offer a customized Fit Zippered and welted hand pockets and right-rear pocket; zippered right-tHigh pocket with billow sits above the knee and below harness leg loops Narrow lower leg, adjustable single cuff and tie-down loops for compatibility with alpine boots
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Designed for wintertime activities ranging from backcountry skiing to mountaineering and ice climbing, the Patagonia Simul Men's Alpine Softshell Pant is a lightweight, breathable, do-it-all workhorse that you'll want to pull on pretty much every morning. While the polyester softshell fabric gives you plenty of stretch and breathability, it also shields you from light snow and cold blasts of wind. The articulated cut and gusseted crotch add an even greater degree of flexibility, and the narrower lower leg and adjustable cuffs keep your pants out of the way when you're skinning, front pointing, or glacier walking. Patagonia hooked the Simul up with a water-repellent DWR coating to help you stay dry and also built in its OppoSet waist adjustment, so you'll never have to worry about your pants falling down when you're making some tenuous ice moves or skintrack kick turns.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version