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Warmth above all.
Find the highest ground with the deepest snow this winter in Mountain Hardwear's Highball Insulated Men's Pants. With the burly construction of 140D nylon paneled with even burlier 160D nylon in high-impact areas, the pants can withstand the gnarliest bushwhacks, snow snakes, and the unfortunate days when your cliff-drops turn to rag-dolling down a bowl of chunder. Mountain Hardwear allows you to skip some of your base layers this time around with the help of toasty Thermal.Q insulation that provides lofty warmth without much weight or bulk, so the last thing you're thinking about during a frigid day with fist-sized-clusters of flakes falling from the sky is where the nearest lodge is.
- Lightweight, insulated pants keep you skiing all day
- Lofty Thermal.Q fill retains warmth when wet
- Inner-thigh zips allow heat to escape if you get sweating
- Plenty of pockets for storing essentials and snacks
- Built-in reflector may help RECCO-equipped ski patrols locate you in the event of an emergency
- Q & A
Awesome for tall and skinny
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium Long
I'm 6'2 185lbs (skinny legs). I ordered a Medium-Long and it's fits amazing. Perfect length, slim through the leg, and good insulation. Definitely the best ski pants I've ever tried.
Warm and dry in Iceland
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought: Small-short
These pants are incredible. I wore them for a week in Iceland in February in all kinds of situations and weather (from extreme rain/wind/snow to sitting on a bus for hours). I wore them over a base wool layer and a pair of thin joggers and was completely comfortable, even having to open the vents at times. On a particularly rainy day, water got in through all my gear *except* these pants. I can't wait to have reason to wear them again.
Fit: Mountain Hardwear has always been good for me. Size small-short was a good length for 5'4" height. The waist is a bit higher than an average pant but seemed good for a winter outer layer. I didn't experience the crotch issue noted by the other reviewers.
The one potential negative:
They have a boot gator which is not for everyone. My winter boots happen to have a wide cuff so it wasn't an issue for me to tuck the gator in.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
Big fan of mountain hardware but these were a little tight. I'm 5'8" 165 lbs and it seemed a little snug. Agree with the previous crouch comment from the other review. Otherwise very stylish and material seems good.
Wanted to love it
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
Usually no issues with Mountain Hardwear stuff, in fact a big fan of the brand. Wanted to love this pant. Insulation, fabric etc. all seemed great. However, there is a definite issue with the crotch cut; very high and the material is quite stiff in this spot. You have to move the crotch to one side or the other to wear the pant. Maybe just a stitching error on the particular pant I was sent.
Sizing. What are the specs for a Mens medium regular; waist size, length. Etc. I'm 5'9", 33 inch waist. Thanks.