Pants that move with you are very helpful during big days in the backcountry. Four-way stretch fabrics, pre-formed knees, and special inserts help avoid unnecessary resistance. Additional features like boot-buckle cutouts are a big plus, avoiding messy transitions that end with snow in your boots.
Choosing a Goldilocks pant that meets your needs for all skimo related activities can be an exhausting process. No worries, Dynafit is here to help. The Mezzalama Race 2 pant is the, "just right," of the skimo pant world, and stylish to top it off. Made with 4-way stretch materials and a fleece lining, the Mezzalama Race 2 Pant is a warm and form-fitting addition to any skimo close..
No, they are not real denim jeans, but they do look pretty sweet. Most people upon seeing you wear the Crazy Idea Hugo Race Pants will think you are skimo racing in your street clothes. Add in the Hugo Race Top and they will definitely be looking twice. But, don’t be concerned by the appearance, the pants are made of Power Kler high-performance stretch fabric to keep you at the top..
Leave it to Karpos to design a performance ski pant like the Alagna Lite. K-Shell fabric on the front half is windproof, traps a bit of air for some very light insulating properties, and employs a DWR treatment to protect you from the elements. However, Karpos thought the K-Shell fabric was a bit too stiff for some key areas, so the area surrounding your hip flexors and the backsid..
Time to put on the go-fast gear! The Millet Touring Intense II pants are best paired with race boots, light skis, and a big agenda. The close fit and thin material moves with the body perfectly to increase efficiency and minimize effort while crushing vertical gain. When paired with the Touring Intense II jacket, these pants are great as a training outfit, a casual 2 piece race sui..
As the bottom half of Dynafit’s two-piece training getup, the DNA pant is tasked with providing no interference to your progress. It accomplishes that goal by hugging your legs and letting boot buckles operate unimpeded. It also just may speed you up since it’s made with Nilit® Innergy fabric. This special fiber technology is able to reflect heat as infrared rays which purportedly ..
As the bottom half of a Crazy Idea Repeat detachable suit, the pants can be used shirtless or affixed to the jacket. They certainly stand on their own two legs when compared to other pants. Made with the supernatural PowerKler fabric, the pants are sleek and form fitting. The fabric-makers claim touching it will increase your “micro-circulation” and exercise capacity. We’re not sur..
Perfectly matching the Pierra Ment’ Jacket or Hoodie, this technical pant from Millet betrays its intended purpose. That is, ski mountaineering. Articulated knees, reinforced scuff guards, elastic cuffs with side zips, and general awesomeness make this a great skimo pant. Breathable and abrasion-resistant Vueltex Knit fabric stretches in every direction without stretching your wall..
This durable pant will serve you well through all your ski mountaineering dreams and cold, hard realities. Using Singtex® 10000 fabric, the Crazy Idea Acceleration pants are waterproof, windproof, yet breathable to keep you warm but not overheat. It’s not magic, they say, but science. Crazy reinforced the lower pant legs with a waterproof membrane and designed the gaiter-style cuff..
Dynafit’s debut of the Speedfit Dynastretch Pant has been anxiously awaited by fence-sitters everywhere. If you can’t decide between weather protection and mobility, you’re in luck because you no longer have to. Stitched with Hybrid Construction, the Speedfit pant is split into two main sections. The front-half is Dynastretch, an abrasion-resistant and weatherproof fabric that is a..
The Cervino Ultra Pant is the cooler, younger (updated) brother in the Cervino pant line from Crazy Idea. Made with an athletic fitting design, these pants offer great breathability, comfort, and warmth when you need it most. The waterproof gaiters zip tightly around your boots and have optional cutouts that can allow you to access your buckles and the ski-walk lever without having..
If you want pants that are stretchy, windproof, and breathable, you should have them. "But how?" you ask. Check out the Dynafit TLT Touring pant, that's how. These are a great option for outdoor adventurers who are looking for something that can hold up against the elements from New Hampshire's wind-scoured Presidential Range to Oregon's snow-slammed Mt. Bachelor. The Dynastretch (..
The ski-touring pant that indicates you mean business. Sexy enough for formal occasions, the Ortovox Cevedale is also a workhorse touring pant. The pants are made with lots of Cordura, an incredibly durable fabric made popular in military applications in which the quality of your gear can make the difference between life and death. However, Cordura is a relatively stiff fabric whic..
The Karpos San Martino Pant has everything a casual backcountry skier could want from a pant: elastic waistband, belt loops, gussets in the cuffs of the legs, two whole pant legs, and plenty of pockets! The Karpos San Martino Pant is made from two types of K-Stretch fabric, with a brushed fleece pattern on the top of the legs for warmth and a lighter and stretchier composition on t..
Oftentimes, the phrase 'daily driver' is used when describing objects which possess attributes that allow them to fit our ordinary tasks so perfectly that we find ourselves using them on a nearly daily basis. For the garden variety backcountry skier, the Karpos Ramezza pants are the ideal daily drivers for most days in the backcountry (daily driver pants, that is). The Ramezza's ar..
Shopping for a pant that has a comfortable, sporty, active fit, is breathable and wind-resistant without being heavy or stiff? That's exactly what Millet had in mind designing the Extreme Touring Fit pants. These pants are made with a lightweight, four-way stretch XCS 100 material to allow ease of movement on the skin track. Providing fantastic wind-resistance against the elements,..
Designed to follow the popular Century pant (remember the "pant of the century"?), the Crazy Idea Avenger pants have some updated trimmings and colors, but in form and function are essentially the same thing. The Avenger pants are designed for comfort and functionality while exerting yourself in a wide range of conditions, making these pants the favorite Skimo Co softshell bottom. ..
The Col Becchei pant ticks every check box for what makes a fast and light ski mountaineering pant. It’s comfortable; the Merino wool next to skin is soft, plush, and wicks moisture away from the body quickly. Elastic stretch throughout allows unimpeded movement. It’s weather-tough; the Merino Naturetec Light material quickly sheds precipitation in stormy conditions and windproof z..
The La Sportiva Ikarus pants will allow you to tour high in the mountains, but unlike the mythological character, you won't melt due to its blend of breathable, protective technical fabrics. Made for fast-moving days of skinning, booting, and cramponing, this slim-fitting softshell pant will keep you protected from the elements without impeding movement while you're out exploring t..
Dynafit streamlined the Mercury pant enough to earn it a new number (2). Switching up the fabric mix and weaving the light lining into the inside of the shell material, the designers managed to shave 100 grams of weight and make it even more appropriate for active touring. The Mercury 2 pants have mesh-backed zip-vents on the thighs for dumping excess heat. They feature active-cut ..
As Stan Lee could attest, Excelsior is Latin for "ever upward." So with that in mind, we think La Sportiva's Excelsior Pant is aptly named! As an ultra-breathable midweight softshell pant made with comfort in mind, it's designed to enable ski tourers to forever ascend. And if you're really getting the heart rate up, side zippered vents with mesh gussets allow you to dump heat quick..
Here at Skimo Co, we seek out pants that can kick butt and keep your keister warm at the same time. The Karpos Express 200 Evo pant is a mid-weight, wind resistant, comfortable outer layer that does just that - kick butt! With an abrasion-resistant K-Stretch fabric designed to let you be mobile, these pants are great for everyday backcountry touring. Not too sporty, not too baggy, ..
Many skiers take pride in owning a ski-quiver. Fewer take pride in their quiver of ski-touring pants. The Millet Extreme Rutor Shield pant is a defense against ski-pant quivers. It’s the right choice for 90% or more of the conditions you will encounter when ski touring. The Millet XCS 200 material is lightweight and breathable enough to keep you comfortable lap after lap. High leve..
Crazy Idea’s powder-performer Pressing Pant is made for those deep days trail breaking or questionable weather. With a more relaxed fit than their ski-mountaineering pants the Pressing Pant incorporates a wind and waterproof membrane to fend off the elements. It retains Crazy’s signature style and of course is light and flexible for going uphill. On hotter spring days you will find..
Do you find yourself wishing you had the ventilation of a softshell pant but just can’t give up the waterproof and windproof nature of a hard shell? If managing sweat and fending off the elements are both equally challenging and equally important to you, then the Dynafit Radical Infinium Hybrid Pant is exactly the outer layer you need. Extremely weather-proof and breathable materia..
Zip on and off this superlight hard shell pant in a hurry. The TLT 3L is the perfect extra pant layer for keeping at the bottom of you pack. It’s so light and packable that it won’t hold you back, and if you actually need to use it, it still won’t you back. That’s because it’s a four-way stretch weave with impressive breathability ratings. This is exactly what you want in a hard sh..
Whether you're racing, training, missioning, or just hanging out, the Mezzalama Alpha 2 pant from Dynafit is here to save your bacon when the temps drop lower than the forecast promised. Updated to be stretchier, warmer, lighter, and more breathable than the older Mezzalama pant, the Mezzalama Alpha 2 has the same targeted insulation and weather-proof outer that made the original m..
For those of us that sometimes wear spandex and use normal-size skis (often called “skinny”), the fashionable touring apparel is too bulky to get where you’re going. On mid-winter, foul-weather days, however, the only thing warm enough might be the aforementioned bulky apparel. Not anymore. Introducing Karpos’ magic pants, the Alagna Plus. Unlike the Alagna Lite pant, the Alagna Pl..
Sometimes you actually need more protection than “checklist” pants that most folks carry during skimo races. If you’re expecting an especially long or cold race or tour, consider adding some Polartec Alpha insulation. The latest in breathable warmth, Alpha is a revelation when it comes to highly aerobic activities in cold weather. The Crazy Idea Half Blade pants feature full-length..
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 lightwei..
What would peanut butter be without jelly? Mac… without cheese? The Dynafit DNA Race Wind Jacket without the DNA Race Wind Pants? Cold legs, that’s what it would be. The Dynafit DNA Race Wind Pants are a layer you might not know you need until you experience their protective bliss. Similar to the DNA Race Wind Jacket, these bad boys compact down into a small package that you can ke..
If you have trouble keeping your pants up, or just need more places to hang your skins while skiing, check out the Dynafit Suspenders. The elastic straps are compatible with most Dynafit pants (any pants with suspender hooks), and can be adjusted quickly and easily to accomodate mid-tour wight loss (it has been known to happen before). One strap in back helps prevent plumber crack ..