So much snow.
- Highly breathable Dry.Q Elite gives you huge protection from moisture so you'll stay dry even if you're getting dumped on
- DWR treatment
- Inner thigh zip vents dump excess heat so you don't swamp out when you're working up a sweat
- Internal gaiters stop snow from flying up your legs
- Ambush edge guards protect your pants from getting chewed up
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Light and waterproof
I'm a big fan of DryQ. I used these pants in Alaska last year on a snowmobile/ski trip. The DryQ kept me much drier than anyone else in our group. They are meant to be used as an outer shell. I was wearing 2 pairs of long underwear underneath them to stay warm enough.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been on these the last two seasons and I'm very pleased. They are perfect for backcountry touring. I like the big pockets down on the legs instead of standard around the hips. It makes getting into much easier when you have a pack/jacket/harness on. Full length side zips are key for venting. I read about the durability issues, but I haven't had any yet.
Durability an issue
The pros - this pant looks great, feels great, fits great (I'm 5'10" and went for a medium, regular length), breathes great for skiing and touring.
The BIG con - the pant cuff material used to guard against damage from ski edges is nowhere near burly enough. By lunchtime on my first day skiing with them, I already had two gashes right through both the edge guard material and the shell material beneath. I put another gash in them on my second day skiing. At this rate they'll look like swiss cheese by season's end. I've been in contact with Mountain Hardwear's warranty department but am not optimistic.
Are the zippers on the black ones the...
Are the zippers on the black ones the yellow/green depicted here or the grey depicted on the MH site?
Inner thigh vent zips?
3/4 length outside...
Inner thigh vent zips?
3/4 length outside zips?
Which is it? Can't see any inner thigh vent zips on the photo.
There are no inner thigh vents on these pants. Only side zips that start at about the mid thigh and go all the way down to the ankle. I returned mine because they are way too baggy for a touring/mountaineering pant.
The description mentions hook and loop...
The description mentions hook and loop straps. Are these pants compatible with some suspenders? Where can we get them?
rya. You know, I am not sure quite what they are suggesting with that description. The Snowpocalypse Pant never had suspenders and don't have attachment points for them anyway. They do however have velcro (hook and loop) tabs on the side that allow you to micro adjust the waist as needed. Perhaps that is the meaning. I hope this info helps!
Hey Whats the difference between the MH...
Hey Whats the difference between the MH Snowpocalypse and the Bokta pants
This will survive mother nature's explosive dumps.
These pants are delicious. Not to the taste, but to the sight. I bought the bonfire color to go with my blue Snowpocalypse jacket and the combo is amazing. The orange color is slightly more vibrant than pictured, but not crazy hunter orange. I almost purchased the Botka pant with the Jovian jacket. The Botka is a great pant and the red looks really good. But this pant is slightly roomier and is more funtional for the resort skier (which is where I ski 90% of the time).
I'm 6'1" 165 lbs and I went with the medium long. The fit is great with enough room for my long underwear and no loss of range of motion. This pant material is slightly thicker than the Botka which I am hoping will handle more crazy crashes or, given the chance, the Snowpocalypse of my wildest dreams. Bring it on mother nature. I'm ready for whatever you can dump.