Meet in the middle.
Scott's Vertic Tour series was designed to bridge the gap between their freeride and mountaineering line and the Men's Vertic Tour Pant does just that. With a three-layer Gore-Tex shell and Gore C-Knit backer technology, these pants repel moisture and breathe well to effectively manage temperature regulation while you're sweating up a storm on the skintrack or slashing lift-accessed pow like there's no tomorrow. Articulated knees provide unrestricted mobility while you're cruising along the uptrack, and Cordura-reinforced ankle gaiters provide abrasion resistance from sharp edges. The adjustable bib and suspenders work to keep snow out in case you huck it too far and explode on landing, but it can be removed if you want to cut down on bulk.
- Technical ski pants for backcountry missions
- Three-layer Gore-Tex shell repels nasty weather
- Fully taped seams effectively seal out moisture
- Detachable bib with adjustable suspenders
- Articulated knees for unrestricted mobility
- Thigh vents dump heat quickly while hiking
- Cordura scuff panels for abrasion resistance
- Q & A
Pant of choice
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL for looser freeride fit
The SCOTT Vertic Tour has been my favorite outwear kit since it's inception 3 years ago.
It's light weight, packable, durable, breathable and keeps me dry on the snowiest days due to the mixture of 3 layer Gore-Tex, polyamide and polyester materials.
I've put the kit through the ringer on camping, mountaineering and snowmobile expeditions in Alaska, Chamonix and British Columbia.