One pair of pants, four seasons.
The Norrona Women's Falketind Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pants provide bomber protection for mountaineers with a three-layer Gore-Tex membrane that keeps moisture at bay. It's a minimalist pair of pants, with the focus squarely on details like the 3/4-length side zips, custom-fit waist, and functional pockets. Coming in at just under a pound, these pants are ideal for year-round outdoors women.
- Lightweight pants for year-round adventures
- Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex shell
- Waist adjusts to ideal fit with hook-and-loop belt
- Reinforced ankle adds durability
- Gaiter hooks help connect pants to boots
- Zippered pockets provide hands-free storage
- Q & A
Finally - Flattering Hardshell Pants!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I regularly ski tour in the Pacific Northwest, so hardshells are a necessity on those slightly "wetter" tours. I was so excited that the Falketind pro pant is fully waterproof, but also really lightweight and cut to flatter. I'm 5'8' and a size 4 in jeans, and the size S fit perfectly. They were long enough to hit right at boot-top, and slim fitting while still giving me room to layer in fleece leggings for a resort day.
Details matter, and I loved that these pants had a mesh phone-sized pocket in the larger thigh pocket, so I could keep my phone both handy and dry when pulling it out to use the GPS or camera. Side zips are great for venting on the uphill track, and they run all the way down, which made it easy to release my boot into walk mode from the side, while still having the very bottom snap fixed around my boot to avoid that "bunched" uphill look.
While there are loops to add a belt, there is no belt included with these pants, and I found that the snap waist closure came undone when I sat down in these. Easily fixed by adding an after-market belt.
These are a fantastic layering piece for the all-season athlete - from deep winter to wet spring. AND they actually look cute, which is no small feat for gear this technical.
Waterproof, Great Fit
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I gifted these to my cousin that wanted to take them for long hikes and skiing, and she has nothing but good things to say. She lives in a very rainy area, so finding something waterproof was a must - and after many hours of testing these have still held up to the test. She said the side zippers are a life saver when she started to warm up and get moving into a hilly area.
They run true to size and the adjustable velcro tabs make them easy to customize should the fit not be perfect out the box. They run a little bit on the long side but if you plan on wearing with ski or hiking boots they should be perfect.