Designed to tackle just about all of the activities that the vertical world has to offer, the Mammut Men's Nordwand Pro HS Pant is a top-performer whether you're ice climbing, ski touring, alpine climbing, or a blend of all three. Gore-Tex Pro gives this thin and light three-layer shell high levels of waterproofing as well as the extreme breathability that those equally as extreme endeavors call for. Fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing moisture, snowflakes, or raindrops from seeping through.
Mammut equipped the Nordwand Pro with two-way side zippers for easy on and off as well as ventilation. The raised waistband features external adjustments and a moisture-wicking Coolmax lining. Additionally, the snow gaiters accommodate mountaineering boots as well as ski boots, and Mammut reinforced the external cuffs with Dyneema for crampon protection. This pant attaches to Mammut's Nordwand Pro HS Jacket for complete coverage.
- Hardshell designed for alpine ascents and ski mountaineering
- Waterproof Gore-Tex Pro protects from harsh mountain weather
- Side ventilation zips allow excess heat to escape while climbing
- High-visibility design keeps you visible in alpine terrain
- Dyneema-reinforced seam edges protect from crampon points
- Front pockets are accessible while wearing a climbing harness
- Ergonomic design is tailored to maintain mobility while climbing
- Wide waistband for added coverage and better moisture management
- Q & A
Active Shell Pant For EVERYTHING
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 36
These pants are really amazing! Completely waterproof! I use these pants for ice climbing and skiing. One of my favorite features is the adjustable gaiter along with the adjustable leg straps on the outside of the pant. The Gaiter slims down for when you're trudging through snow on the approach and then is wide enough to accommodate ski boots. The Leg straps on the outside bring the cuffs close to your leg reducing the likelihood of a crampon strike. The GENEROUS Dyneema-reinforced seam edges really help with those crampons as well.
I did have to send these pants back to Mammut because of durability issues. I cut and tore a few things here and there and stitched them up myself, but the attachment point for the suspenders in the back tore out. After contacting Mammut about it, they sent me a new pair hassle free!
SIZING: Beware! These pants run small in the waist. Usually I am a size 34, but the 34 they sent me was like a 32! Size up one size or even two sizes if you want space for extra layering. The Velcro closure straps on the waist will tailor the fit and bring it down if you're wearing it without many layers. I usually just wear some thermals underneath the shell and I'm good.
Bombproof second skin
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32/Reg
I bought these for the primary intended use of ski touring and ski mountaineering in the Sierra and Rockies. So far, I've been overwhelmingly happy with these pants.
Waterproof: The Gore-Tex Pro does its job here. The Sierra is known for its wet storms, and this kind of waterproof layer is a must-have if you're going to be out in those kind of conditions.
Durable: Here in the Sierra, our snow season has been a bit slow to start, which means there's been a lot of boot packing, bushwhacking, and scrambling to get to snow line. These have held up really well so far after climbing up/over rocks and through lots of underbrush leading up to the snow.
Fitted: These fit really nicely. They're not baggy at all--quite the opposite--but maintain an excellent range of motion. Each leg has two velcro straps on the calf (mid calf and upper calf) that help cinch the pant leg around your boot and leg to keep the elements out as well as keep the fabric on your legs from rubbing against each other.
Feature rich: A few things jump out. The 3/4 length leg zippers are great for ventilation while ascending. Reinforced fabric on the inside of your lower legs is helpful in case your boots or crampons graze your legs. Suspenders are the way to go. The fly is a 2-way zipper that opens from top or bottom (didn't see this being very helpful at first, but it's actually great). Boot gaiters have lots of room for adjustment depending on the circumference of the boot you're wearing.
Suggested improvements: It's hard to think of much I'd change about this pant. If anything, I'd ask for an additional pocket or two on the top or side of the thigh. The pants only have the two primary pockets, and it'd be nice to have a tiny bit more storage space for odds and ends.
10/10 would recommend this pant. Enjoy!