Versatile Climbing Pants
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 6
These are definitely my new favorite pants for alpine climbing and hiking. I wore these climbing up 9 pitches of super sharp and chossy limestone on Notch Peak, and I have zero holes or snags. Also, I got caught in a snow storm and spent 1.5 hours hiking down in these pants. While they did get wet from snow, they fully dried in 15 minutes. I have been super impressed with these pants, and they have far exceeded my expectations. I actually found the length of these pants to run on the shorter side. I wish they were a half inch longer for hiking, but I found the length perfect for rock climbing. You can easily cinch the ankles. I also love the integrated belt in these pants. My biggest issue with pants is that I have to size up so that pants can fit my thighs, but I end up with a waist that is too big.
These pants did seem to stretch some over the course of the day that I climbed in them, but nothing too crazy. I definitely would not size down in these. I bought these in "redox" and the color is more of a rust color, which I really love. I was worried from the picture that it would be too much of a red/berry color. I wear these in the same size that I wear my gamma mx pants. If you're looking for a multi-use pair of pants that you can wear hiking, climbing, scrambling, or just hanging around camp, I would highly recommend these.