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Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Pant


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The Mezzalama Pant from Dynafit is a zip-on insulation layer designed for its namesake high-altitude race. Known as the white marathon, the Mezzalama is a long, arduous, often-cold affair. In such races and/or places, it’s nice to have a pant you can whip on without taking off your skis. The pants are made with rip-stop nylon that is strategically (and lightly) filled with Polartec Alpha insulation. This gives you breathable weather protection and warmth when you’re running out of gas.

  • Full side-zips let you put the pants on or take them off without removing skis.
  • 60g of Polartec Alpha provides valuable insulation in remote places.
  • Wind-resistant rip-stop nylon is treated with DWR for water repellency.
  • Pre-shaped knees and a ventilation gusset signal activewear (vs checklist-wear).
  • The pants are a Bluesign® approved garment, meaning they are planet-friendly.
  • Don’t forget the jacket.

Update 2019/20: These have been replaced by the Mezzalama Alpha 2.

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394g [L]
Ventilation Ventilation gusset
Pockets 1 thigh stow
Waist Adjustable
Cuffs Elastic w/ side zips
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Athletic overpants
Materials   Ripstop nylon, Polartec Alpha insulation
Insulation 60g
Lining Mesh Lining
Coating DWR
Skimo Co Says
Usage Long, cold racing. Mountaineering
Notes Full side zips so you can don with skis on
Bottom Line Awesome backup insulation
Compare to other Men's Overpants/Shorts

Questions & Reviews

Question from Matt Lavin
Do the leg bottoms (cuffs) of the Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Pant fit over ski boots?
Answer from Jeff
Matt, yes they will fit over ski boots. They also have a full zip so you can put on while on your skis.
Answer from Matt
Thank you for that informaiton, Jeff.
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Marek Z (downright abused product)
One of my favorite pants. The Mezzalama pants are insulated in areas exposed to cold, insulation is quite thin though so you won't get sweaty when skiing uphill. Thanks to side-zips allow you can put the pants on in a few seconds with skis attached. These pants are windproof, comfortable, light, packs quite small, literally couldn't ask for more. I have used them very often for three seasons, this year I upgraded to Mezzalama 2.
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Question from John
how is the freedom of movement in these? is the material stretchy at all? how would these be for instance doing some hard intervals? is the ventilation good?
Answer from Trace Leches
Freedom of movement is amazing for what it is, I was really impressed. The material isn't super stretchy but I didn't notice any hindrance in freedom of movement unless I was doing gymnastics and yoga. I think this would be great for doing some hard intervals if it's really cold out. If it's windy out then a lighter weight pant with less insulation like the Crazy Idea Light Pant would be my first choice and will likely breath a bit better than this.
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Question from Kerry
I'm considering this pant or the Crazy Idea Half Blade. Which pant do you think is warmer, more wind proof, more water resistant?
Will most often use the pant over a pair of PDG or Pierra Menta pants or race suit. Have any thoughts about how either pant would fit and function to help me choose?
Answer from jbo
Hi Kerry, they are pretty close overall. The Mezzalama seems to have a bit more insulating power, though the Half Blade might be a bit more weather proof so kinda a tossup. The Half Blade feels a touch slimmer, the Mezz has a looser feeling.
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Question from ray topar
what is the waist and length size of a median alpha pants?
Answer from jbo
Hi Ray, thanks for pointed out that we were missing the size chart. It's posted now. For a US medium, the waist is around a US 34 and the length is 41-42".
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