Recent studies show that owners of Karpos pants have a higher quality of life. This is especially true for skiers that own the Alagna Lite Pant. Such folk are often found alone at the top of peaks or passing people in the wee-hours of a resort-skinning session. The front half of the Alagna pant is made from K-Shell, a Karpos fabric that stops wind in its tracks. The back half of th..
Together with the Jacket, the Falls Pant is a high-performance racing and training suit that will keep you energized when skiing up and downhill. That’s both due to the magic PowerKler fabric and the overall efficient design. The fabric-makers claim the fibers can reflect body heat in a way that affects muscle performance. We’re not sure but we know when you put one of these on you..
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Warm, stretchy, comfortable, and high-performance; what’s not to like? The Alagna is the staple high-speed touring pant from Karpos; popular for good reason. Thermodrytex Double, the mainstay fabric in the Alagna, is very breathable and sports a DWR finish. That means it will vent and repel water with aplomb so you can charge through splitter weather. Thermodrytex PL+, a similar fa..
If you like comfortable ski-touring pants from companies focused on sustainability, Ortovox’s Tofana may be the champion. The cut is athletic and it offers just enough room for layering to the conditions while still staying streamlined to avoid crampons and ski-edges. But what really separates the Tofana is the 100% Tasmanian Wool lining. Wool is a sweat-wicking, stink-busting, and..
Together with the jacket, the Syborg Racing Pant from La Sportiva offers an athletic fit with excellent climate control. The stretchy, body hugging fabric enables fluid movement while you’re playing in the mountains. It’s designed to stay out of your way, reducing snagging on crampons, ice axes, and boot buckles. The cuffs are specifically designed for popular boots with reinforced..
If there is one product that epitomizes Dynafit’s approach to the mountains, it is the TLT 2 pant. Ready to adapt to whatever you throw at it, the TLT 2 Women’s Pant is another top-notch product from Dynafit. Trim but not restrictive. Warm enough for cold weather skiing, but not too insulated to take out in the spring. Enough water-repellency to keep you dry while still exceeding b..
Protective, breathable, and stretchy: just how all pants should be. The Speedfit Dynastretch Pant is built with a body-mapping design called Hybrid Construction which maximizes weatherproofing without sacrificing mobility. Dynafit accomplished this by splitting the pants into a front and back half which are controlled by your left and right brain, respectively. The front half is bu..
The Cervino pants have a sleek feel on the outside and has a soft fleece lining within. One of the most comfortable ski pants around, the Cervino is optimized for speed. The Vuelta knit is stretchy and nearly friction-free. The cuffs are zippered to get around your boots, and have cutout zones for popular two-buckle boots. This means no messing with your cuffs during transitions, j..
What's breathable, stretchy, water and wind-resistant, and blue all over? If you guessed the Dynafit TLT Touring pants, you probably read the text on this page first. Either way, congratulations, you're spot on! These ski touring pants are a simple-yet-technical piece of attire that is suitable for any AT skier, telemarker, or splitboarder out there. Comfort-built with 4-way stretc..
The B-Side is the women’s version of the Century pant. That should be enough of a description to get you pumped on these pants, but we’ll continue since information is what we are all about here at Skimo. The B-Side is an all-round mountain pant that is excellent for ski mountaineering and touring. With cuff reinforcements that extend up through the knees, these pants are ready for..
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What's the number one rule of skiing? You gotta look good while you're doing it. If you're not wearing the Dynafit Mercury Pro 2 pants, there is a fairly-to-very good chance that you don't look as good as you could, and quite frankly, that is unacceptable. Windproof and water-resistant, these stretch-blend pants flex and move with you, enabling you to get into all sorts of differen..
Cargo pants have too many pockets, spandex bottoms don't have enough. Enter the Goldilocks of getup, the Col Becchei women's pant from Ortovox. Well placed thigh and hip pockets are just the beginning, these bomber bottoms have bells and whistles that will wake up the neighbors. An adjustable elastic waist make these the perfect pants for a late day tour on Thanksgiving and snaps a..
The streamlined Mercury 2 Pant is now even more appropriate for active ski touring. The brushed lining is woven into the shell to give a sleek feel. This, coupled with an updated mix of materials, enables the pants to be several ounces lighter than the original Mercury from Dynafit. The pants are still designed for daily use, with an abrasion-resistant weave and durable scuff guard..
Karpos’ has a long tradition in fashion-centric Italy, and once you wear the Express 300, you’ll realize why the company’s reputation is so strong. The pants sport a DWR finish from top to bottom that will readily repel dirt and water, meaning you’ll be clean and dry. The main panels on the Express 300 are K-Stretch, a breathable two-way-stretch fabric that can stand up to bad weat..
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Millet categorizes the Touring Shield Pant as an "action shell" for a reason. Built with Polartec® Powershield Light and Stretch three layer fabric, the pants are cut ergonomically and have articulated knees to move with your body. And since they are specifically designed for ski mountaineering, the Touring Shield Pant focuses on breathability so you don't become waterlogged on lon..
Advance your ski adventures with the Crazy Idea Advanced pants. Built for both uphill and downhill skiing, the pants are constructed with Polartec Windbloc® fabric, meaning they can handle both harsh approaches and extreme descents. The material is stretchy and the fit is performant, which means not-baggy. The waist is adjustable with Velcro and the cuffs have an internal gaiter to..
The quality and attention to detail that Karpos presents is almost unmatched, which is why the versatile Mountain pant is one of the mainstays of their lineup. Sporting a top-to-bottom DWR finish, the Mountain pant will repel water, dirt, and other contaminants which means your pants stay clean and breathable. The main fabric used is K-Shell, a lightly insulated and breathable wind..
When you're working hard and the temps are far below freezing, every single layer has to insulate as well as it breathes. The Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha women's shorts strike that perfect balance, and do so in an extremely lightweight and functional package. Built to flex and stretch with you, the Mezzalama shorts provide that extra bit of insulation you need to make it to the car aft..
The lightest and most breathable insulation available make this the most functional skirt available. Warm-up, race, cool down, and just hang out in the Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Skirt. Zip it on over a race suit or pants with your skis on by using the full length side-zips. The skirt is stretch-woven nylon that is wind-resistant, water-repellent, and abrasion-resistant. It’s also stu..
Millet’s Pierra Menta Alpha Shorts are a fresh alternative to insulated skirts. Skirts have been the mainstay removable insulation for fast touring, offering warmth with very little bulk. Shorts offer the same benefits but with unlimited range of motion while skinning and booting. Keeping your core warm is the quickest way to boost your overall comfort and, with your pelvis being p..
DWR-treated fabric, Primaloft insulation, and full side-zips aren't generally the first words that you'd think to use when describing a skirt, but thanks to Dynafit’s introduction of the Radical skirt, now we do. The TLT Skirt is an updated version that maintains the charms of the original. The full length side-zipper make it the perfect pre/apres ski apparel. Zip up and warm up. ..
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Simple descriptive name, simple functional pants. The Light Pants from Crazy Idea are a full-length thin-nylon wind pant. With zippers down the side they can be quickly donned over a skin suit or softshell to provide protection from the wind. And at an ultralight weight, they make a great checklist item for a race. The pants have an elastic waist and cuff and can be stowed in a hid..
If you’d like a base layer to turn the warmth up a notch during the depths of winter, but you don’t want to deal with the stink of synthetics, the Women’s Comp Light pant from Ortovox is the place to look. Ultra comfortable against the skin with a seamless circular-knit design that eliminates chafing issues, this is a 3/4 base layer short that easily moves with the body while wicki..
The Women’s Crux is a versatile tight that can be used as an under-layer for skiing or as an only-layer for running. Just the right length to not crowd your calves in a ski boot, the Crux wears nicely under a race suit or touring pant. La Sportiva built the tight with seamless technology to ensure chafe-free comfort. It has a zip pocket in the center back of the waist for carrying ..
Face it, everyone needs a pair of good touring bottoms. If you are looking for a warmer set for those really cold days touring, look no further than the Culotte Cucu’ boyshorts from Crazy Idea. Not only does the Culotte Cucu help keep you warmer, it is made from a silk mix-fiber that wicks moisture away effectively without causing the irritation that wool can sometimes create. You ..