Skimo Co

Dynafit Mezzalama 2 Alpha Overshort


If you’re planning on using your over shorts for more than just avant/après ski, consider getting the most breathable option. The entire Mezzalama line-- including the jackets, pants, and over shorts-- uses targeted Polartech Alpha insulation to transport perspiration away from your skin in order to keep you dry and warm without overheating or freezing. With 98g of premium lightweight insulation, stretch-woven panels to ensure mobility, and a durable water repellent coating, these pants have everything you need for full-time backcountry use. Full-length side zips make these shorts a perfect layering piece, and the adjustable waist offers a secure fit. The Mezzalama Alpha Overshorts are a functional and reliable layer that any light-and-fast backcountry skier will be glad to have in their closet.

  • Full side-zip lets you put on the shorts and take them off without removing your skis.
  • Stretch-woven nylon shell is wind-resistant, water-repellent, and abrasion-resistant.
  • 98g of Polartec® Alpha® insulation keeps you warm yet breathes amazingly well.
  • Snow gaiter keeps the snow out while a DWR finish makes precipitation bead up.
convert to ounces
243g [M]
Ventilation Full Side Zip
Pockets 1 thigh
Waist Elastic w/ drawstring
Cuffs Non-Elastic
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Athletic Overshort
Materials   Nylon shell, polyester lining, Alpha insulation
Insulation 98g Polertech Alpha
Lining Polyester
Coating DWR
Skimo Co Says
Usage Warmup, apres-race, ridge battles, driving
Notes Full side-zip
Bottom Line Sensible winter shorts
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Questions & Reviews

Chris S (used product a few times)
I really like these shorts to the point that I question why I also bought the full pants...these are almost always the ones I take w/ me. I was surprised by how thin the insulation is, but combined with the windproof layer, they add noticeable warmth. The side zips make them easy to put on/off or ventilate if you get hot, and take up very little space in a pack.

The size chart seems accurate, with the US medium fitting me well over race pants at 6'2"/185lbs.
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Jonathan S (used product regularly)
These are so absolutely perfect for wearing at the finish after a skimo race, or lift-served “victory” laps after dawn patrol at the local resort. They provide almost all of the warmth of a full-length insulated side-zip pants targeted for alpine downhill skiers, yet are very light and compact. Would also be perfect for warming up before a race on a very cold day, or touring in lycra in the same (although for the latter I just wear additional long underwear layers). Bonus points for the zippered pocket.

Sizing is spot-on, albeit with the usual confusing Euro conversion: I have a size U.S. Small, which also carries a Euro Medium size label, and they fit perfectly over lycra race wear from Dynafit (and other brands) with the same size and labeling convention.
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Question from Chris W
Since these are overshorts, do you size-up to wear them over racing or running tights? I'm a 34, so should I get the large (for 36) or the medium (listed as 34)?
Answer from Zak M
Hey Chris, I am right around a 33 waist and the Large size felt pretty spot on. Not super snug, but with plenty of room to make the waist tighter so I would think the large would work out pretty well for you. Let us know if you have anymore questions.
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Question from Chris W
How does the waist adjust? Drawstring or side velcro or something?
Answer from Zak M
Hey Chris, the drawstring is located on the inside of the waist of the pant. Its works fairly well.
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Question from frede
thanks Brett,
just to be sure your Small is an American Spall and your Large an American Large? the mezzalama with show gaiter was available on the first short model the mezzalama 2 does not have a show gaiter (that's what I have as a model) I'm looking for myself. thanks again
Answer from Brett S
Hey Frede, you're correct. Our product is shown in USA sizing. Additionally, you're right about the snow gator. This doesn't have anything on the cuff to help keep snow out. We've updated our description and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
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Question from frede
Hello I am looking for an overshort with a snow gaiter is what you have this in stock if yes what size and give me the size in euro 48/50/52 there are several sizes for the same size in the chart

Thanks guys
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for reaching out Frede. These don't have an integrated snow gator. A European size of 48 would be a USA small, 50 would be a USA medium, and a 52 would correspond to a USA large. Additionally, European sizes are one size larger than the USA size. So, a USA small would be a European medium. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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ALar (used product a few times)
Super warm for the weight. I am a 5'10' and a 32 typically in US pants. The medium fits well over tights/under my hard shells, but too little tight over my soft shell pants. I go with the large if I was to were them over my soft shell pants. It's my go to addition in super cold temps (0F and below) I also wish they had a fly zipper like the ones.
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Question from Jay
How does it fit? True to size?
Answer from jbo
Hi Jay, just posted the size chart for you. Thanks for pointing out it was missing!
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