Tough, light, and trail-proven.
- Waterproof, breathable PERTEX Shield fabric is tear-resistant and lightweight
- Articulated knees for improved mobility while scrambling, climbing, or hiking
- 1/4-length side zips for ventilation and easy on-and-off, even over trail footwear
- 360-degree reflectivity for improved safety in low-light conditions
- Hook-and-loop calf tabs help minimize wind resistance and abrasion
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What is the difference between Montane...
What is the difference between Montane Atomic Pants and Montane Minimus?
Both have the same general waterproofness (10,000 hydrostatic head), but the Atomics have a slightly better MVTR (8,000 vs. the Minimus' 7,000). This comes at a wt penalty of about 2oz more in the Atomics.
I have both/use both. I really like the fit around the calves; the Velcro straps keep a fit snug and out of drive train, brush, etal. The Minimus' have a very lightweight feel to them and you get the immediate sense that they could easily rip on a snag. That said, they my go to running pant when I'm going all but naked. The Atomics are a little more robust and I'll reach for those when I'm predicting rougher terrain, like adventure cycling or climbing. I used the Atomics on a bike raft expedition up the Oregon Coast this summer and sat in a puddle for 3 hours in the Atomics. Unbelievably, they stayed dry.
Contrary to other reviews, I have found both fit very well (5'10' 165). They are the right length and keep the crack covered. I have not found this to be the case with their Terra line, which does run generally smaller. I cut those down to knickers--which they sorta wanted to be--and am very happy with them.