Dead Tree Zip-Off Insulated Knickers
Mid-layers are a necessity for backcountry skiing, but Backcountry Gearheads wanted to up the game a notch by designing a mid-layer to provide extra warmth on the coldest tours of the season. Part of Backcountry's touring collection, the Women's Dead Tree Zip-Off Knickers offer lightweight synthetic insulation wrapped in a water-resistant face fabric that's breathable enough to layer for frigid ascents and designed in conjunction with the Backcountry x Flylow Patsey Marley Bib Pants.
Top-to-bottom zippers mean the knickers can be easily removed if things get too toasty, or quickly thrown on if a mild tour turns unexpectedly cold at the summit. All the zipper pulls are glove-friendly to keep transitions fast, and an adjustable shock-cord waist ensures the knickers stay securely in place underneath our shells.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Insulated knickers to keep legs toasty on frigid summits
- Synthetic insulation traps body heat for reliable warmth
- Top-to-bottom size zippers make on and off easy
- Zipper pulls are glove-friendly for fumble-free transitions
- Water-resistant fabric prevents moisture from soaking baselayer
- Shock-cord waist and stretch fabric ensure fit and ease of motion
- Gearhead Certified Product
- Item #BCC00C0
- Q & A
OH MY GREAT
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 120lbs
My first impression is that these are amazing and I can't believe I have gone this long without them. I love the capri length with skiing since you have boots on anyhow. They fit perfect for me and fit under my ski pants well. I imagine them to be perfect for resort riding and hanging around a hut backcountry skiing. I think they would be too toasty for uphill travel though. Of note, I have chicken legs. I notice the review below says the leg holes were too small for her muscular thighs. Might be something too consider.
Well-designed light and warm midlayer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: xs
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 115lbs
I got these yesterday and my first impression is great! They are a good design; perfect length for wearing with mountaineering boots or even xtratufs. The zip off nature of them is ideal for my world, where I frequently need to add or remove layers without removing my footwear or don't want to struggle with trying to pull pants off over big muddy boots. They are very lightweight and fitted, yet warm! In regards to fit; I read another review that left me nervous about the fit of these, but for my body type they are perfect. I am a very muscular 115 lbs and 5'6; the XS fit great. I have a straight vs curvy build, typically my struggle with pants is when the waist is too tight when buttoned but the rest of the pant fits nicely, or the waist fits but the rest of the pant is too baggy. The XS of these pants are a perfect fit, and extremely comfortable. Looking forward to throwing them on without having to take my shoes off when I'm working outside in AK this winter and the temperatures drop!
Arrived damaged, fits small
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
I had high hopes for these knickers, but they arrived with a broken zipper pull and a zipper up one side that doesn't work (the slider can't move up all the teeth- I assume the teeth are incorrectly sewn).
I also found them to be pretty slim fitting- I'm very decidedly in the size small measurement ranges but the knickers are tight. My muscly skier thighs would bust right through these.
Great idea, poor execution, and very poor craftsmanship.