Gear Review

3 5

Not fashionable, but warm

These pants are great for bitter cold ice climbing, where you need maximum warmth and aren't worried about breathability or waterproofness. The pants have a grid fleece/faux fur inner that makes an odd shape over the thighs, which isn't the most fashionable of styles, but it does pack some serious warmth/comfort. The removable suspenders are super burly, though a bit stiff. I liked the multiple pockets, but the placement of one behind the thigh is a bit funky. The fit is a bit small, I'm 5'9" 140 lbs and generally wear size small, but the medium fits me.

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I wonder what is your usual waist measurement? I'm 5'11', 32 waist and usually wear size M, I'm trying to figure out if size L will fit me given your experience with the size being too small.

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The medium should still fit you well since the velcro waist strap is very adjustable. If you've got thicker legs or plan on wearing expedition weight long-underwear underneath than a large size may be better. For reference, I'm a 30 inch waist, generally wear small and I can wear either small or medium in these pants, but prefer the medium fit.