Hayden Gore-Tex Infinium Pant
Why We Like It
Early morning ascents, all day outings, multi-day hut trips on a touring set-up—these are the things that pair well with our Hayden Pants. Lightweight, breathable, and full of stretch, we wanted these to be ideal for longer days in the backcountry where the skintracks are steep but the weather is cooperating. Created with Gore-Tex Infinium, the fabric includes bombproof wind protection for navigating exposed ridgelines, and a new level of breathability that puts microclimate comfort first. While we might not be inclined to venture out into stormy weather, we do find it rather nice when tackling tricky kickturns and steep bootpacks without getting bogged down by body vapor. With our legs unencumbered by the classic hardshell construction of olden times, we're free to chase those fresh turns all day long.
Our passion, Gore’s Expertise
Our gear-loving expertise in the mountains goes back more than 20 years, and Gore-Tex is one of our favorite names in the game. Given our passion for the outdoors and Gore’s industry-defining expertise, it only makes sense that we teamed up to produce outerwear that defends on storm days and delivers comfort when we’re playing hard.
Breathable performance for active winter pursuits
Even the techiest of hardshells can leave us clammy on the skintrack, but we’ve taken advantage of Gore-Tex’s newest fabric in order to feel our best in the backcountry. Made to favor comfort and performance over waterproofness, this innovative technology is more flexible, breathable, and functional than classic Gore-Tex, making it ideal for steep, switchback-riddled ascents. It also boasts a Windstopper membrane to cut the chill during windswept traverses.
Low-weight breathability for chasing goals
3-layer construction is more breathable, more packable, more durable, and lighter than its 2-layer counterpart, so it thrives during strenuous efforts in the worst weather. This construction features a technical laminate attached directly to a face fabric and a backer. Though it’s called 3-layer, the design works more like a single layer that seals out the weather while releasing excess heat and moisture. In this process, the face and backer provide protection while the laminate does the heavy lifting of sealing out water and releasing moisture.
Keeps even the sneakiest moisture at bay
Even the highest-rated membranes won’t do a whole lot of good if the seams between aren’t defended. We fully seal every seam on our technical outerwear, so melting snow doesn’t find its way into baselayers.
A slim fit keeps excess fabric to a minimum for more efficient skinning on steep ascents, with a minimalist design that pairs better with touring packs and alpine harnesses.
Built for backcountry touring
From their slim fit to their Infinium construction, our touring outerwear balances comfort with protection. We’ve designed these pieces to be low-bulk and breathable with a minimalist design that keeps weight manageable. Thoughtfully placed pockets assist with gear storage for items like skins or a beacon, and stowed gear is always accessible, even while wearing a pack.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Lightweight technical pants for extended touring trips
- Gore-Tex Infinium delivers highly breathable weather protection
- A high level of stretch ensures full mobility in the backcountry
- Crotch gusset and articulated knees promote effortless kickturns
- Adjustable suspenders secure the fit but can also be removed
- Reinforced scuff guards defend against sharp edges or crampons
- Watertight zippers protect essential gear from moisture
- Slim fit provides low-bulk function in the alpine wilderness
- Item #BCC00F1
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Infinium with Windstopper (3-layer), [face fabric] 85% nylon, 15% elastane, DWR finish, [lining] 100% polyester, [scuff guard] KEVLAR®
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered thigh
hook-and-loop adjustable, snap closure
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding