Type II - Moderate
Can you keep the top buckle buckled and still move in walk mode? I.e. if you wanted to keep them tight and climb some ice? Been using the Proclines for a couple seasons (first rando boot, second ski boot). Looking for something that skis better as I've wandered more into skiing after thinking it was just something I was going to do to get to ice climbs. A general comparison to the Proclines would be appreciated too! I'm interested in peak bagging and resort uphill (usually followed by some chair laps, ...
As an update, I got a pair of these and the stretch is incredible! Size medium works for me with no baselayer. The only weird part of these is that the waist is way less stretchy than everything else, so they're a little hard to get on. Other than that, the stretch happily accommodates my thunder thighs, and I think I'm going to be getting a ton of use out of them. Now I'm looking for a lightweight shell pant to carry with these as an extra layer in case of weather...
Is there going to be a restock on these or not until next season?
How do these fit through the thighs and butt? I'm 5'9 and 180# because squats, and I struggle with mediums from a lot of the gear companies being so tight they restrict movement. I'm looking for a pant for touring (obviously) but would also likely use them for ice and alpine shenanigans where the focus is on moving fast and light (i.e. trail runs that require crampons and an axe but also shorts, scrambles at altitude, etc). I'm roughly a 32" waist and 30" inseam otherwise.