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Crazy Idea Century Pant

Brand: Crazy Idea
Model: Century
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Price: $199.95
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These bottoms hold the title of “pant of the century”. If someone points out that’s not a real competition, we’ll just say there must have been a bad translation from the original Italian. In any case, the Century Pant from Crazy Idea builds on centuries of Italian leadership in clothing design. An athletic cut with reinforced knees and bonded zippers make it a great mountaineering pant. The Century hits the key zone in warmth and flexibility, between a race suit and typically heavy touring attire.

  • Athletic fit with modern styling is the height of European fashion…now in the U.S.!
  • Elastic waistband also has a drawstring so it’s a cinch to get a snug fit, pun intended.
  • Two side pockets with bonded zippers for stashing keys, camera, you-name-it.
  • Reflective logo and piping make it easier to spot you on camera or from the rescue ‘copter.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
402g [L]
Pockets Two side zips
Waist Elastic w/ cinch cord
Cuffs Elastic w/ zips
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Fit Active
Materials Vuelta, Protection magic silver
Lining Very light fleece
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski mountaineering, other mountain sports
Notes Reinforced knees, cuffs
Bottom Line Impressive Italian design
11/24/2016
Question from Alex
 
What size would you recommend for 33/34 waist, 33/34 inseam (I am 6'4" 190lbs)? What is the inseam length on the L and XL? Thanks!
11/25/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Alex, you definitely want the XL, which has about a 33.5" inseam. The Large is about an inch shorter.
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9/20/2015
Comment from brian h
 
These are my favorite touring pants. I've had many others, mainly from Dynafit. I like this material best. They're certainly Euro style so if you're a fat and baggy American who wouldn't be caught dead wearing Lycra shorts while cycling then you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, most of those blokes aren't shopping here.

The cuff material is stretchy and easily fits over boot cuffs and stays put. No need for add-on stirrups, IMO. The zippers at the cuffs tidy things up nicely for MTB approaches and keep the material out of my chain rings. Bonus.

The only drawback is that they don't have a belt. I'm not a fan of drawstrings and have always added a Fast-tex-buckled belt to all of my pants. It's an easy task for any seamstress. One other complaint is that the slash pockets on are a bit shallow but the zip closure takes care of that.
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3/3/2015
by Anthony A (used product regularly)
 
Far and away the best pants I've bought so far. I got these for some longer races (i.e. Grand Traverse) as well as longer/faster tours in the winter and spring ski mountaineering season. I'd say they are more of a super light, very stretchy softshell material that's just a bit fuzzy on the inside than spandex. They've worked great so far and while they do have a zippered cuff that easily stretches over my TLT5s, I'm going to cut/sew some cut-outs so my buckles fit through the pants. Reinforced areas are well placed and durability so far has been perfect. I'd say the fit is pretty on point (I'm 5'10" and 147lbs and went with a Medium). My thighs are a bit more snug than other parts but with the crazy stretch, it still works out well. With a warm baselayer and minimal stopping, I've found them to be fine in below 0 windchill. Impressed!
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2/8/2015
Question from alex
 
I am looking for a light and fast touring pant and these seem like they could be the way to go. I was wondering if you had any thoughts on the century pant vs the millet touring pant or other similar options?
2/9/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hey Alex, I do. The Millet Touring Shield pant has a thin fleece lining so is warmer (ditto for Dynafit Mercury). The Millet Touring Power Pant is the most flexible/comfortable of the lot, but not as weather/snow proof as the Century.
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1/22/2015
Question from Stefan
 
I'm 6'6" and 200lbs (tall and skinny) my waist is nearly always a size large/34" with 36" inseam in most pants. I see on the size chart that I am an XL but want to know if you think this pant will be too baggy in the waist and bum or if it fits quite tight as I am nearly always too baggy in the waist in an XL pant. Also I don't see a length on the size chart, is this pant longer than comparable models of la sportiva/dynafit?

Thanks
1/23/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Stefan, these are fairly slim fitting so I don't think there will be a bagginess problem. Most brands would label these an L in the US, as the XL is Euro sizing. Might be a height problem, but probably not in ski boots. There are no comparable models that I know of to these.
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1/16/2015
by Eric C (used product regularly)
 
These are awesome. Super comfortable. I've been wearing them skiing and around the house non-stop. A little heavy for harder training days here on the coast (where it is warm) but comfortable for training and skiing in the mountains. The zipper cuff fits over my race boots and TLT6s and the reinforced knees and crampon patches are a nice touch. I wish they had a cargo pocket for my beacon but that is my only complain. Fit true to size. Well worth the $.
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12/17/2014
Question from Joey
 
These pants look like they're really long. Are they long enough that they would cover the gap in a pair of Aliens, and stay down? I'd love to find a pant that has stirrups like a skin suit because I have the size 30 aliens, and the gaiter is made only in one size, so I can barely get them on the boot. I don't see any pants like what I'm looking for, but maybe these would work without stirrups?
12/17/2014
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Joey, I guess they are long if you're short and short if you're long :) Happy to measure the inseam for you. They also appear strong enough to sew a stirrup onto and cut out buckle holes.

There are actually 2 sizes of the gaiter, but the Large encompasses sizes 27-30 so may still be small for the 30. For pants with stirrups, check out the Dynafit PDG & Sportiva Syborg pants.
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11/28/2014
Question from George
 
I am looking for a race pant (non-tights) that would work for longer races (Power of Four/Grand Traverse). How about the Century? I am 6', 170 lbs., 32 waist, 33+inseam. What size?
11/28/2014
Answer from jbo
 
Hi George, I think this pant would be great for that usage. It moves really well for non-lycra. I just put together the size chart which seems spot on. I am similar in size to you, and the large fits well.
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