Gear Review

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DO NOT BUY THESE

Do not buy these.

Was mountaineering in Patagonia when the outer fabric delaminated from the goretex, and the zippers came unglued from the rest of the pant. So I found myself in a raging storm with negligible protection because my equipment failed. What happened was the outer fabric delaminated and I literally glued the 2 fabrics together when the same thing happened to the zippers down the leg. Thought I might have torn them myself but... happened on both sides the exact same way, in the same fashion as the delamination occurred. The tears were resultant of the gaping holes caused by this failure.

These are not suitable for alpine environments, ice climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, rock climbing... I would trust them to walk around a golf course in. Maybe.

If you are buying these to actually use them go elsewhere. Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, OR, pretty much anything other than Arcteryx since they moved to China without adjusting their prices and letting their quality slip. Really guys???

DO NOT BUY THESE
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These are rain pants. Who ever advised you to take these to Patagonia as "mountaineering shells" failed you big time. These are in no way climbing pants and should not be treated as such.

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Are you kidding me. These are seam sealed gore-tex paclite, they should be able to be used as an extra waterproof layer when needed where ever he is, without failing like that. What if he was just walking around on a rainy street? The way I see it, these still would have failed. SHAME! And I'm glad you posted this, as I was just about to buy these pants!

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For the price this should not ever happen.

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How long had you had these pants before the delamination occured?