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.
Race suits are appropriately built with ventilation in mind, allowing you to push your aerobic limits without becoming a baked potato. This breathable nature also means that when standing around, things tend to get a little chilly. The Mezzalama Polartec Alpha Overshort is designed to easily slip on before, during, or after a race, and provide warmth where it counts. Utilizing warm..
Silken pantaloons – you might think these are a thing of the past, but we’re here to tell you they’re still as relevant as ever. Used for millennia in the construction of clothing, silk fiber is known to be lightweight and moisture-wicking with an exceptional next-to-skin feel. With the Silk Reflect 3/4 Pant, La Sportiva weaves polyester and elastane in with the silk, creating a bl..
All-weather, all the time. When you’re trying to decide what gear to grab really early in the morning, even when making coffee sounds difficult, make your life easy and go with the Free Infinium Hybrid Pant. Utilizing GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER technology, these pants are highly resilient to inclement weather, perfect for harvesting powder in the midst of a storm. Selective..
Crazy Idea is known in the outdoor community for stylish and functional designs, and the Flame Pant is no exception. Similar to your favorite haircut, the Flame pants use a DWR-treated Endurance softshell in the front and Italian-made Vuelta fabric on the back. With the Endurance softshell, the Flame shrugs off wind and light precipitation while being extremely hardwearing, perfect..
La Sportiva says their Kyril pant is made for, “training and intensive ascents.” Even if you gravitate more towards the Grateful Dead than Metallica in terms of intensity, you’ll appreciate the efficiency of movement afforded by this set of bun-huggers. The Kyril is crafted from high-performance nylon, polyester, and spandex, reinforced through sections of the "down under," knees a..
I pity the fool who's still struggling to find the pant that can do it all - the good news is we're here to help with your endeavor. Meet Dynafit's Low Tech DST pant. Formulated in a top-secret science lab straight out of an 80's action flick, the Low Tech DST Pant is a phenomenal Goldilocks option for those who are hounding after a lightweight touring pant with that dynamic, stret..
We're always in the market for a softshell that can do it all, and we think we just struck gold this season. The Speed Dynastretch Pant is a suitable pair of travelling pants if you're after a softshell perfect for those spring conditions, or a high output day in your local mountains. Made with a hybrid construction, a windproof fleece on the front and a breathable brushed material..
Was your New Year's resolution to go fast and look good? Well then, the Crazy Idea Resolution Pant might just be the solution to your resolution. Ideal for the person who is looking for high-performance ski touring pants without the skin-tight European look. DWR treatment repels moisture from penetrating the windproof, anti-pilling, and abrasion-resistant fabric. Two zippered front..
Like a cute, fluffy, and adventurous Snow Yeti, the Crazy Idea Neutron Pant is at home doing intense aerobic activity in cold winter climates. It achieves this with the use of windproof, weather-resistant, and highly breathable softshell fabric in the upper regions of the pant, combined with a waterproof, stretchy, and abrasion-resistant fabric in the lower legs. This winning combi..
The Crazy Idea Acceleration Pant: new name, same uncompromising quality, functionality, and style. That's right, the beloved Cervino line from Crazy Idea has been rebranded as the Acceleration collection to better reflect what you'll be doing in the apparel, and accelerate you will in the Acceleration Pant from Crazy Idea. This piece reflects the pinnacle of Crazy Idea's mission to..
No one likes being soggy and moist. No one. Therefore, to keep these dreaded adjectives as just words and not realities, Karpos made the Grand Mont Skimo Pant which is designed for those who prefer to go light and fast. The Grand Mont features a light and breathable stretch fabric on the front with a soft and stretchy fabric on the back. The result? A highly mobile and breathable p..
If you want to be fast on the uphill we have one universal tip to give you, our motto - Fast & Light. The DNA Polartec Alpha Pant is just that, and more. Made with Polartec Alpha, the pant offers a unique balance as a race pant between breathability, light weightedness, and master-crafted breathability all due to this magical fabric. Elastic hems on the waist and cuffs, in tand..
Let’s face it: skimo race suits are not built for the cold. To warm up before a race or even have a warm yet ultralight layer to bring with you, the Mezzalama Polartec Alpha pant is an easy way to thermoregulate your all-important lower half. Instead of accumulating heat, Polartec Alpha Direct continuously disperses warmth and moisture while placing an insulating layer directly nex..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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, ..
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 (..
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..
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..
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. ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
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..