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Karpos Mountain Pant

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When diverse sports like skiing progress, the gear often lags behind the trends and is outdated by the time it’s introduced. Luckily, there are a few companies like Karpos that have their ear to the ground and are interested in the progression of ski-mountaineering. The Mountain pant is a protective pant for moving fast in harsh conditions. K-Shell fabric is a warm, wind-proof, and surprisingly supple softshell fabric that makes up the majority of the pant. Waterproof K-Dry fabric has been strategically placed to not impede range of motion and is found at the waistband, butt, and cuffs. K-Dry and achieves rarefied air with a 20,000mm rating in the water column test. To translate, that’s a seriously high level of waterproofing for a pant this agile and breathable. YKK Zippers and Cordura cuff panels will stand up to more than their fair share of abuse. The Mountain pant is designed for extended use and abuse in the mountains. Once you go Karpos, you never go back.

  • Fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) to keep you dry and clean.
  • Two front pockets feature a minimalist zip and have enough space to house a beacon, phone, camera, or food.
  • Two rear pockets are waterproof for holding maps or expensive lift tickets, but mostly maps.
  • Zippered cuff allows easy access to boot buckles and a breathable gaiter seals out the elements.
  • Elastic waistband features Velcro adjustment and belt loops for added versatility.
  • Waterproof K-Dry Material passed the 20,000mm water column test.

Update 2017/18: The back of the waist is now straight (no high flap). See photo in Reviews tab.

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Specifications
Weight
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522g [48]
Ventilation Outer thigh vents with mesh insert.
Pockets 2 thigh, 2 waterproof rear.
Waist Adjustable velcro tabs, belt loops
Cuffs Zipper with internal gusset, plus internal gaiter.
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Fit Regular
Materials K-Shell, K-Dry
Insulation N/A
Lining Fleece
Coating DWR
Skimo Co Says
Usage Skiing, mountaineering
Notes YKK zippers throughout.
Bottom Line Weatherproof soft shell pant.

Questions & Reviews

12/2/2019
Question from Pete
 
Do you know the model of the Karpos softshell pant that has full side zips?
12/2/2019
Answer from TSB
 
Hey Pete, we don't stock any Karpos softshells with a full side zip, though the older Express 300 has a venting zipper on the side. For full zip-off pants, check out the Crazy Idea Backslash, which are a softshell-type, close-fitting pant, or full-zip overpants such as the Crazy Idea Light Pants.
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12/1/2019
Question from Pete
 
Do these have full side zips? i.e. zip on and off w/o taking off boots?
12/1/2019
Answer from Jeff
 
Pete, no. It has a side vent, but not full zip.
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2/19/2018
Comment from jbo
 
For 2017/18 Karpos dropped the rear "spoiler" on the back of the pant. It's a nice clean waistline now.
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Model: Mountain Pant MPN: 2500480

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