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Crazy Idea Half Blade Pant


Sometimes you actually need more protection than “checklist” pants that most folks carry during skimo races. If you’re expecting an especially long or cold race or tour, consider adding some Polartec Alpha insulation. The latest in breathable warmth, Alpha is a revelation when it comes to highly aerobic activities in cold weather. The Crazy Idea Half Blade pants feature full-length side zips so you can put on or take off your insulation while wearing ski boots and skis. The pants are also designed to be crampon-friendly, with stronger elastic material in the cuff. In certain conditions, it would be a Crazy Idea to forget these pants.

  • Breathable Polartec Alpha insulates your legs above your boots.
  • Zippers run down the sides for quick application and removal.
  • Tighter fitting elastic cuffs are designed to avoid crampon points.

* Please note a slight color discrepancy between the product picture and our stock. The subtle piping highlight down the side of the pant shows as orange in the picture, but is actually grey.

convert to ounces
275g [L]
Ventilation Full Side Zips
Pockets No
Waist Elastic
Cuffs Elastic
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Slim overpant
Materials   Pertex Quantum nylon, Polartec alpha insulation
Insulation Polartech Alpha
Lining Mesh and Nylon
Coating DWR
Skimo Co Says
Usage Cold weather racing, touring
Notes Can don with boots on
Bottom Line Breathable warmth
Compare to other Men's Overpants/Shorts

Questions & Reviews

Question from ScSe
How do these fit compared to the Karpos Alagna pant? By the charts, I'm a medium in both, but the Alagna is way too tight.

I'm looking for something that would work as a full-zip warm-up before skimo races. Thanks.
Answer from Matt P
Hey Scott,

I think this would be a good choice. It has a slim athletic fit but not skin tight. Hope this helps.
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Eric (used product a few times)
Mezzalama (and potentially other races) requires an 'insulated pant' rather than the usual wind pant. This is the lightest possible pant that adheres to those rules. Way better than carrying an oversized pair of puffy pants that your friend used on Denali. I borrowed a pair for Mezzalama and they are awesome 5 stars because like all CI products, they fit me well and are the lightest out there.
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Model: Half Blade

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