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For multi-pitch climbs where the weather can deteriorate quickly, the Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Pant has your bottom-half covered. The Chockstone shell has a DWR finish to shed light drizzle, and its micro-chamois waist lining ensures your harness doesn’t rub you the wrong way. Articulated knees and an inseam gusset help with mobility, and the breathable fabric withstands abuse no matter how long and technical the pitch. Inner tabs pull down to make gaiters for a wet and muddy approach or return trip.

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5 5

awesome versatile pants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Used for two years for hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, mountaineering year round and still going strong. Softshell is stretchy and allows free movement while keeping out (most of) the wind, rain, snow. If I sit on the snow or if the rain beads off my jacket right onto my thighs, water does get through eventually. But get a hardshell for that if that bothers you. It has five pockets (two thigh to waist and right butt cheek) which allow you to open em up to dump heat. I prefer these over the stoic microlith. more pockets and better waist fit.

5 5

Great for spring/summer

Just picked up a pair of these. They are going to be my go to for spring/summer climbing and mountaineering here in the PNW. Nice, lightweight material, but still feel durable.

5 5

Excellent pants

I have owned these pants for a year now and have worn them at least once a week including around 80 days of hunting and hiking in that time. They have been through thorns, brush, rocks, snow, rain and sun and show hardly any wear. On the down side, my belt buckle broke (which I fixed with a safety pin) and they aren't water proof so you will get wet in a heavy rain or when pushing through wet underbrush. They are a bit on the warm side for the heat of Summer but perfect for cooler weather activities. By far the best pair of pants I own.

5 5

What a pair of Duds!

"Duds" being slang for pants. I recently took these over to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Their light weight and low storage volume allowed me to comfortably throw them into a carry on backpack for the plane. At 6'2 and 240, clothes take up alot of space, but not these. After putting them on on Day 2, they became the staple wear for the rest of the trip. The lined waist and the tough stretch material make these pants ridiculously comfortable for both hiking and travelling. The resistance to water proved very useful during the Australia/Russia match when rain poured for the entire second half and into the evening. With thermals underneath, walking 3 miles in the rain to dinner was not an issue. My only issue would be the pocket placement felt a little strange at first, but as soon as the backpack went on, it made perfect sense. So I repeat..What a pair of Duds.

5 5


Recently took these on a overnighter to MT. Timpanogas and also for a 2 day trip to the Uintahs. These pants were exactly what I was hoping for. Pants seem to breath fairly well, especially when paired with a pair of Under Amour Boxers. We had a bit of rain and the water beaded up right away. Very comfortable and would recommend them for hiking. We had to cross a few boulder fields and the pants held up to brushing up against rocks. I just bought another pair, this time in Black. I am wear an XXL and the bit was perfect. I have owned a few pairs of "hiking pants" and these are the first pair that actually fit me right. The built in belt is an added bonus.

5 5


Excellent pants, fit very well, very comfortable, very breathable, stretch well, easily take a beating.
Bought two pairs.

Hello, I'm wondering how these pants compare...

Hello, I'm wondering how these pants compare to the Marmot Scree pants? Having said that, are these an appropriate choice for 3 season mountaineering in the PNW (i.e. Rainier, Cascades, etc.)? I've seen the Marmot Scree pants in the store but haven't seen these yet, and I'm looking for a general purpose climbing pant for the aforementioned objectives. Thanks in advance!

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fra. From what I can tell by the limited info on the different product and web pages the Chockstone Pant weighs in at 13oz. where the Scree Pant weighs in at 16oz... otherwise known as 454g. So, obviously the Scree Pant is a bit heavier probably due to a heavier fabric overall. The Chockstone Pant is made with Chockstone Double weave fabric which is a light weight softshell material. They have a Micro-Chamois™-lined waist for comfort under a harness, they have an integrated webbing belt with buckle closure for easy fit adjustments, they have an inseam gusset and knee articulation for mobility, have inner twill-tape tabs on the cuffs for resourceful gaiter-making, the air-permeable stretch fabric is highly abrasion resistant, and a DWR finish sheds moisture. They also have UPF 50 sun protection. So, I think for your intended use... look no further! Thanks. I hope this info helped.

4 5

do all pant

These pants stood up to a month long expedition in the Waddington range of BC. I bought them because I had forgotten my softshell pants at home and these were the only ones I could track down with such short notice. That being said, the things are awesome. weeks of glacial travel, alpine climbing, and a week of vertical bushwacking. They did it all, and now they continue to be my go to pants. from the gym to the crag, they throw down. Not super water resistant, but enough to get you through. I like how stretchy they are, they have lots of pockets, and the low profile belt works great under a harness. The tie off loops at the hems of the pant legs are great if you are going fast and light and skipping out on the gaiters.

do all pant
4 5

So many pant choices

These pants are almost exactly the same as the Talus pants. They are quite comfortable. A little bit baggier fit than the talus pant but not much. Built in belt, no belt loops, the build in belt actually only tightens down 1 side, so you end up with a bit of an uneven tightness at first, but you can even that out. I still prefer it to carrying an extra belt as you would for the talus. There is also no velcro on this pant, which I personally prefer, nothing getting snagged in the wash. The material is nicely stretchy and thicker than a plain nylon pant, definitely a light softshell feel. The inner pull tabs dont make a lot of sense to me honestly, but I could me missing something there. Overall Id say if you like the talus, but want an integrated belt go for these. On the other hand if you like both of those pants but feel they are too baggy, the patagonia simple guide is a very similar material but a closer cut, and ever so slightly thicker. Patagonia simple guide has elasticized waist and belt loops. The Arcteryx Gamma LT is also similar, has the least stretch of the 4 pants, but the feel is more slick/smooth which is actually really nice IMHO and they are oh so light feeling! The articulated kneed on the arcteryx feels the best out of the three, it is a more loose fit than the patagonia simple guides, but about the same as the chockstone and talus pant. Hope that helps!

4 5

Not the same with photos

The design of this pants good. But there are differences in physical design with photos First. Pants did not zip. Second. Pocket did not mesh. This is a jerry-built pants

They don't come out and say it's a soft...

They don't come out and say it's a soft shell pant. Has anyone seen or bought a pair? Are they soft shell? Didja like 'em? Thanks!

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Yes, they're a softshell. I have these and the Winter Wanderer pants as well, which are a bit heavier (and warmer). I bought these because I've found the wanderers to be too warm at times. I'd compare the Chockstones to the Patagonia Simple Guide or REI Mistral pants in terms of fabric type/weight.