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Backcountry Hayden GORE-TEX INFINIUM Pant - Men's

$299.95
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Why We Built The Hayden Gore-Tex Infinium Pant

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.

  • 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

Material
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX Infinium with Windstopper (3-layer), [face fabric] 85% nylon, 15% elastane, DWR finish, [lining] 100% polyester, [scuff guard] KEVLAR®
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
slim
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered thigh
Waist
hook-and-loop adjustable, snap closure
Gaiters
internal
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 2

Cold & Wet immediately

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 11"
Weight
180 lbs

I wanted to like these pants, but after wearing them for about an hour on a snowy day, my ass was soaked and cold. I know Gore-Tex Infinium is not waterproof, but I didn't expect them to soak right through in such a short time. Also the fit was poor, way too long for me. Waist fit well.

>Rating: 4

Fits Bigger Guys

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
215 lbs

I am 5’10”, 215 and the medium fits really well. I hold a lot of weight in my legs and butt. So I often have to size up on pants. I originally tried the large and they were way too big. The medium fits perfectly. I don’t love the full zipper down the legs, They are rigid which isn’t comfortable. Also they don’t allow for venting at the mid leg. You can only open them up from the bottom or the top, which is a bit awkward. Also, I would like a rear “wallet pocket” and a key chain clip inside the front pockets. I’m always terrified of loosing my keys. Aside from those minor complaints I do love these pants. The material is great. And the color is very cool IMO.

>Rating: 2

Almost

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 7"
Weight
160 lbs

These pants seem great at first but it seems like the features weren’t completely thought out. Beacon pocket has no clip. Pants zip all the way down on the side but this doesn’t function well as a vent. The overall durability seems fairly poor. About 1/2 of the button snaps fell off of my pants over various tours. The elastic that goes over the boot cuff has de threaded. I really wanted to love these pants but overall they need an overhaul.

>Rating: 4

The almost perfect pant

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

I’ve had these pants out 4 times so far, ranging from a bluebird day, cold windy day, and two days with light snowfall. These pants have preformed well in terms of comfort, and wind resistance. But on those more wet days I ended up with a wet rear. Now maybe the lifty was slacking on brush duty but I’m slightly bummed out that they weren’t as water resistant as I was hoping. Now over all these pants are great, I will just end up with something that’s Gore-Tex black label. If you’re looking for something comfy, practical, stylish, extremely breathable, with ok water resistance these are the pants. As mentioned the fit is just about dead on. Medium fits me like a glove and I’ve got big thighs and buns.

>Rating: 5

Durable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Bought this as a gift. Great quality and durable.

>Rating: 5

Great Adjustability

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 8"
Weight
140 lbs

These pants are what I've been looking for! I tend to overheat easily so having pants with suspenders, but not bibs, is key for me. The suspender's velcro adjustment system was well designed to eliminate pressure points over my shoulders and chest while the waistband adjustability felt comfortable and easy to use as well. The fit of these is slim and tapered, helping me look good on the slopes (arguably one of the most important aspects of these pants). However - number one for me was the abundance of well-placed pockets, giving me lots of options to stick a bar, beacon, or even my phone to snap the occasional photo. Breathability-wise, I was easily able to shed excess heat with the side zips and the permeability of the fabric. Conversely, I still stayed warm and dry when the wind got kicking and snow started blowing. Overall, these are some awesome pants that I'll be wearing as much as possible this season out here in the Wasatch.

What size did you buy?

>Rating: 5

Backcountry's Best Touring Pant

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"

I am a huge fan of these pants. I am 5'10 with a 33' waist, and the medium size fit to perfection. I tested out the size large from the Backcountry employee Gearcloset, and I was drowning in them. But I liked them so much I bought my own pair in the smaller size and couldnt be happier. The full zips on the sides of the pants make it so you can easily regulate your temperature if it's getting too toasty. I'm also a huge fan of Gore-Tex Infinium in a soft shell pant. It's super water resistant, and 100% wind proof! This last weekend I was touring up Gobblers Knob in the Wasatch and the winds were HOWLING, easily 30-40+mph! I didn't even have base layers under my soft shells and I couldn't feel a stitch of wind, I was just worried about myself blowing away (you can see the cornices building in the attached photo). I really can't think of anything that I dislike about these pants. 100% recommend.

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>Rating: 5

Don't Let The Diamond Fool You

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

Gore-Tex Infinium is an amazing product! Don't let the white diamond deter you from buying these pants because they aren't the black diamond Gore label. Infinium really just means the piece isn't 100% waterproof - the fabric will still keep you 100% dry, but maybe the zippers aren't taped which means they put it into their white label Gore-Tex Infinum line. These pants were made with ski touring in mind because they are super stretchy and Gearheads implemented ski touring innovations into the design, like the gusseted crotch and articulated knees so your walk though the winter wonderland is smooth and easy. (as easy as the terrain allows) The last thing I'd like to mention is the fit. I am a standard medium (5'11) 175lbs and these fit great. I prefer the velcro adjustment on the "suspenders" because it allows for them to lay flat and not have any uncomfortable pressure points when i'm wearing a pack. The more tailored fit on the pant is also super flattering, and makes for some nice pics. (for the gram of course)

Although I do agree with most of your review, actually bought these because of it, Gore-Tex Infinium isn’t actually “waterproof” straight from the Gore-Tex website it says “When it comes to garments in the new GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ products range described as water resistant,” I’ve had these pants out 4 times and I can say that although the comfort, fit, practicality, and style of these pants are great I did end up with a wet rear. Now I think where these pants would shine is backcountry touring, cross country, snowshoeing. Something high activity. They offer great comfort, breathability, wind resistance, stretch and good water resistance. Over all I’m pretty happy with them but will avoid using them when I need something that’s actually gonna keep me “100%” dry. If you plan on using them at resorts just make sure the lifty cleans your seat extra well. At the end of the day it falls on me for not doing the extra research. Still happy with the pants though.

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Would these hold up on Rainier? Or since they’re only water resistant are there any better hardshells that are fully waterproof and fully zippered on the side?

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How much do these bibs weigh?

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Are these waterproof?

Hey Dennis, These are considered water-resistant. the technology was developed to be hyper breathable and stretchy four touring, or warmer weather skiing.

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Hi! If you were a skinny tall man who wears 30x32 pants would you recommend a small or medium size? Thanks!

Hi David, I would recommend trying the medium to ensure you get the height you need since the waist adjusts and you have the suspender option.