Swing that ice axe.
You're always pushing your limits, and this winter is no different. Get your ice climb on wearing the Women's Mammut Nordwand Pro HS Pant and feel confident that while you may or may not make it to the top clean every time, you'll be getting the best performance you can out of your gear. This technical shell is constructed with Gore-Tex Pro, offering waterproof protection that still lets your legs breath on difficult routes. The gaiters can be adjusted to fit over ski or mountaineer boots, and the edges are reinforced so you don't ruin your pants with crampon spikes. Climbing-harness-compatible front pockets and dropseat mean you won't have to take off your harness or pants, and with suspenders and an adjustable waist, they'll fit so perfectly you'll never want to.
- Lightweight technical shell pant designed for ice climbing
- Gore-Tex Pro offers breathable, waterproof performance
- Vertical Motion Technology makes all climbing moves possible
- Raised rear waistband with mesh insert helps wick away sweat
- Incorporated dropseat so you'll never have to take these off
- Reinforced edges protect against the wear and tear of crampons
- Gaiter Solution for cuffs that can adjust to different boots
- Tightlock button closure means only you decide when these snap open
- Adjustable waist and detachable suspenders offer secure fit
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- Q & A
High performance gore-tex pant
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 6
- Height: 5'4"
- Weight: 125lbs
I have used this pant for several years, and it never disappoints. Whether I am ice climbing, alpine climbing, or skiing, this pant always keeps me dry, yet it breathes enough that you don't sweat too much. Its a versatile pant, and it looks good too.
Norwand On Ice
Norwand On Ice
For Ice, Snow and Water
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 8
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 135lbs
I used the Goret-Tex Norwand Pro jacket and pants for both ice climbing and backcountry skiing. I haven't used them mountaineering, but trust that they'd be excellent. I also used them on the resort. These are not specifically intended for use in the resort, but they definitely can be. You would just have to add a heavier base or mid-layer for really cold days, because the fabric isn't as thick and heavy as most ski jackets.
Oh and the tightlock button is way better than velcro, which will eat up your base layers. So, I love that little feature too!
Gore-Tex is always the nicest luxury to have in your technical pieces, but it was really crucial for this ice climb because there is one section that where you almost always have to dry tool through water. So, I would have been soaked, if I didn't have Gore-Tex. Also, the breathability of Gore-Tex is essential, for both ice climbing and ski touring, since you build up a quite a sweat. Or, at least I do. It was an unusually warm day for ice climbing, so the protection from the wet ice and my sweat, was awesome.
The adjustable cuffs are genius. They tighten over your mountaineering boots and expand over your ski boots, so it's perfect for both. The cuff material is really tough, to resist tearing from crampons. But, I definitely dig snag them and pull out a thread. It's not bad, but they aren't as tough as real gaiters. So, if you want to keep these beauties perfect, you may still want to wear gaiters over these.
I'm typically a medium/size 4. Mammut runs really small for pants, so I'm a size 8 in these and they fit very well. They do have a zipper on the seat that makes the fabric stick out. It doesn't bother me, since everything else is so good and I'm going for function over form anyway. But, it should be noted.
I liked these for skiing for much of the same reasons. They are breathable going uphill and very comfortable to move in. The zip in the back is quite nice, when mother-nature calls your name. I said previously, the high winds at resort will require you layer up a bit more, but you could definitely use this as your one quiver do all, if needed.