Dynafit streamlined the Mercury pant enough to earn it a new number (2). Switching up the fabric mix and weaving the light lining into the inside of the shell material, the designers managed to shave 100 grams of weight and make it even more appropriate for active touring. The Mercury 2 pants have mesh-backed zip-vents on the thighs for dumping excess heat. They feature active-cut knees and abrasion-resistant breatheable material. The weave is wind-resistant and water-repellent, yet mixed with elastane (spandex) in order to stretch with you. The pants now feature a Velcro adjustment on the waist to get the right fit, yet are also compatible with Dynafit Suspenders as backup. If you’re looking for a ski touring pant that adapts to many conditions, check out the new Dynafit Mercury DST (durable softshell).
|Pockets||2 side, 1 right thigh|
|Waist||Velcro adjust, belt loops|
|Materials||Shell: 65% nylon, 26% polyester, 9% spandex
Lining: 100% polyester
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||No expensive membrane|
|Bottom Line||Functional and inexpensive pants|