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A lean, mean climbing machine.

Outdoor Research created the Men's Mentor Pant for one reason: give you hardcore protection so you can climb higher and longer in the mountains. They accomplish this with the guaranteed waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Pro and Gore-Tex Pro Stretch construction for durable protection and mobility. Then add fully taped seams and water-resistant zippers to seal out gnarly weather. Two-way fly and side zippers are ultra-accommodating when wearing a harness or pack, and a crotch gusset and articulated knees add mobility. Handy suspenders keep this hardcore pant from hanging low. This top-of-the-line alpine shell pant gives climber what they want.

  • Gore-Tex Pro shell
  • Gore-Tex Pro Stretch panels at seat, knees, and thighs
  • Fully taped seams
  • Trim fit with articulated knees
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Low-profile waist with adjustable tabs
  • Two-way zipper fly
  • Accessory suspenders
  • Two-way separating side zippers
  • Water-resistant zippers
  • Reinforced scuff guards
  • Inner drawcord at ankle doubles as stirrup
  • Zippered thigh pocket

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I am wondering if this pant will fit over ski boots... I like to alpine climb and resort ski and ski tour and want a shell for all! Thank you in advance!

Great question brap21504 - I was just checking these pants out today, and they do not fit over ski boots. They are a climb-specific pant built for boots that one would use for technical ice and alpine climbing. They do have a scuff guard on the inner leg designed to protect the pants from getting damaged by your crampons.

The Outdoor Research Furio pants are more what you are looking for, as they are a great do-it-all Gore-Tex pant that will accommodate ski boots.

can anyone comment on size? according to...

can anyone comment on size? according to the OR size chart I am between a L and XL (36" waist 34" inseam, 6'1" tall, 190lb). Don't want them to be too tight, too baggy, or too short. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

Hey Doug!

I would recommend going with a large but if you would like to give us a call or chat in, we can get an order set up for you for both sizes and offer a free return shipping label so you can send back the size that doesn't fit as well, for no cost!

If you end up chatting in, ask to be transferred over to Adam S (me) and I can get you taken care of!

I'm a similar size 6'2" 185 and went with the medium for the fit around the waist. The large was way too baggy around the middle. Both seemed about the same length.


When a softshell just won't cut it!

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

On big (ice/alpine) climbs in Southeast Alaska, these are my go-to pant. They are burly and they'll keep you dry. On long steep approaches I open the side zips to keep from sweating my you-know-whats off! I also use these when I'll be plodding through so much snow, that a softshell pant just won't cut it. The suspenders keep them from falling down and the snow out.