A few small details shy of perfect
This is a great pair of pants. They're lightweight, but not so much that I would be nervous to take them climbing. The length is nearly perfect for me (I'm skinny with long legs) and the gaiter grommets are a nice touch. That said, there are a few minor things that I would change on this pant. First off, I'd like to see a thigh pocket. "Regular" pockets are inaccessible while wearing a harness or backpack, and a well-placed thigh pocket is great for a phone or glove liners. Second, I'd like to see some fabric underneath the ankle zipper. The pants fit great over pac boots and single-gaiter ice boots but they don't fit over ski touring boots. I expect that they wouldn't fit over double boots either. Adding some fabric behind the zipper would allow the pants to be worn over larger boots, especially while using the gaiter grommets. Currently the zipper is really only useful for getting boots on and off. Finally the waist does run slightly large. I don't really see this as a negative, but if you're between sizes I would size down. Overall, this is a really versatile pair of pants for running, climbing, and skiing, and I've already recommended them to friends as a do-it-all softshell.
Ryan Cole from
n/a on 3/10/2022