An alpinist's leotard.

Designed for alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, the Mammut Women's Linard Pants provide protection from the elements at a weight you can still get up the mountain, with grace. Weighing just over a pound, the pants remain light enough to comfortably wear on ice and mixed routes, while their three-layer shell provides serious protection when the finicky alpine weather quickly turns during your descent. You won't find a bunch of needless bells and whistles on the Linards, but you will find what you need. They have two front pockets, one at the side, and side leg zips that run from the cuff to the hip. Inside are integrated gaiters that will fit over mountaineering boots and ski boots. The inside cuffs are reinforced for added protection from crampons and ski edges.

  • DRYtech Premium three-layer shell (20k/15k)
  • Fully taped seams
  • 100% polyester face fabric
  • Regular fit
  • Side leg zips
  • Reinforced cuffs
  • Bluesign approved fabric
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Lacks durability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Although I love the look and fit of these pants, they are trashed after less than one season. I would not recommend using them for the intended purpose, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, as they puncture very easily. They will not hold up to bushwacking through trees or scrambling across rock. I probably used them five or six times (ski mountaineering and winter 14ers here in Colorado). They would probably be fine for resort skiing or casual winter hiking.