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La Sportiva Vanguard Pant


The term “vanguard” refers to a position at the forefront of development. La Sportiva is positioning the Vanguard pant to serve those at the forefront of ski mountaineering. The focus of the pant design was on comfort and fit, and Sportiva nailed this with a combination of brushed tricot lining and stretch-woven soft shell fabric. The Vanguard pants are designed to hug your legs and do what they do. They are locked into place with an adjustable waist and zippered cuff that has silicon tape to stick to your ski boots. Two front hand pockets and one rear security pocket are great for a simple day of training or touring. Move to the front lines with the La Sportiva Vanguard Pant.

  • Four-way stretch weave and articulated knees move really well for a softshell.
  • Soft waist and brushed tricot inner thighs beg you to wear the pant regularly.
  • Reinforced cuffs are zippered to get over boots and taped to help stay in place.
  • Adjustable waist and flatlock seams make sure pants are worn well and friction-free.
  • Abrasion resistant blend of nylon, spandex, polyester, and polyurethane is durable.
  • Rear zipper pocket and two front hand zips keep you organized and excuse-free.
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Ventilation N/A
Pockets 2 front hand zips, 1 rear zip
Waist Elastic with Drawstring
Cuffs Reinforced with zipper opening
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Slim
Materials   84% nylon, 16% spandex with nylon/poly reinforcements
Insulation N/A
Lining Strategically Brushed
Coating DWR
Skimo Co Says
Usage Everyday touring and training
Notes Brushed tricot lining
Bottom Line Be in the vanguard of ski mountaineering
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Dane H
How tight are these pants exactly? Would you describe be fit as snug? Tailored? Or more like skin tight? Would it be possible to get a photo of the back of the "mustard" ones? Is the seat yellow or black?
Answer from jbo
Hi Dane, they aren't skin tight. Actually somewhat loose compared to a lot of the pants we carry; I'd say athletic. Here is a photo of the mustard from the rear.
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Model: Vanguard Pant

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