We aren’t entirely sure if the Alagna pant (pronounced uh-LAHN-ya) is supposed to be the ideal training pant for racers, the snug pant for backcountry skiers, or the “quiver of one” pant for light ‘n fast skiers. What we do know is that it’s awesome and that if you like to move quickly in the mountains, you’ll like the Alagna. Thanks to Karpos’ highly breathable and stretchy Thermodrytex Double and Thermodrytex PL+, you can wear the same pants to ski ballet class as you do setting speed records on local peaks. A DWR (durable water repellent) coating is employed from top to bottom to keep the pants clean, breathable, and weather-resistant without sacrificing breathability. The knee panels are articulated for maximum range of motion and are finished internally with thermofleece. This means a smooth, friction-free surface for your knees, even on a warm spring day. One large zippered pocket on the back holds a secret or two. Boot buckles are accessed by way of a YKK zipper in the cuff with an internal gusset that keeps everything nice and tidy. Once you try Karpos, you never go back.
- Elastic waistband is comfortable for hours on end.
- Zippered pocket on the back of the waistband is big enough to hold a phone, keys, or nutrition.
- Elastic cuff keeps the pants in place during an ambitious booter or lengthy approach.
- Reinforced cuff panels protect against ski edges, crampons, and help keep the weather out.
- Thermodrytex Double, Thermodrytex PL+, and Thermo Fleece are cutting-edge fabrics with the light ‘n fast approach in mind.
|Pockets||1 zip on back|
|Cuffs||Zipper with internal gusset|
|Materials||Thermo fleece, Thermodrytex PL, Thermodrytex Double|
|Coating||DWR coating on front|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Training, high-aerobic output|
|Notes||Thermo fleece on knees|
|Bottom Line||Warm stretchy pant for training or high-intensity touring|
|Compare to other Men's Speed Pants|
Questions & Reviews
Buckle holes are not cut (they are reinforced to be cut if you want) but I wear these with Scarpa Aliens and its fine without cutting (a little air gets in). I took one star off for not having a stirrup, which would be nice but then you would have to cut the holes for buckles so choose your own adventure I guess.
One huge feature, the back pocket, which in most tights for me at least just serves as a zipper to bug me, actually fits a beacon.
Fabric is thick and warm enough for cold weather training, not sure I would use for hard efforts over 25 degrees or any kind of racing (no stirrup, too warm).
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