Hayden Gore-Tex Infinium Pant
Why We Like It
When we're spending the majority of our day on skis, navigating switchbacks on the skin track or making our way to the next hut on our multi-day trip, we bring our Hayden Pants along for the ride. We made these high-performing lightweight ski pants with touring in mind, using a super-stretchy Gore-Tex Infinium construction. This recent addition to the Gore family uses a windproof membrane to keep us protected in any high-exposure spot we might find ourselves, and what the fabric gives up in terms of waterproof shelter it more than makes up for when it comes to breathable function. We're working hard for those turns, but the Hayden Pant is there to keep us light on our skis and dry from the inside out, no matter how hard we push ourselves in the Backcountry.
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 lengthy backcountry tours
- Highly breathable Gore-Tex Infinium wards off moderate weather
- Windproof membrane keeps you well defended on exposed skinners
- Crotch gusset and articulated knees deliver full mobility
- Adjustable suspenders secure the fit and can also be removed
- Reinforced kick patches protect your pants from sharp crampons
- Watertight zippers defend your stored items from melting snow
- Slim fit keeps bulk to a minimum while you explore the mountains
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- Q & A
I really want to love these
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'7"
I absolutely love the material and feel of these pants and was really stoked to get my hands on a pair. I love the grey color because it shakes up my normal go-to of black for ski bibs/pants. The color is soft enough that I won't feel like I stick out like a sore thumb, but it's still neutral enough to wear with all of the different colored jackets that are possible to buy.
I looked at the size chart, and debated between a couple sizes and I'm a little perplexed by the fit. I'm 5'7" and have an athletic build carrying most of my weight in my hips and thighs. I've always, ALWAYS had trouble with pants because one size that fits my waist won't go over my hips. I debated between purchasing the large or extra large (for reference I wear a size 10 in most brands for pants) and I'm glad I went with the XL, but still perplexed by the fact that they fit tight and there's barely any room to wear a base layer under (which is something needed since these pants are just a shell!) There's about a 3 inch gap of fabric between my waist and the pants, but they're skin tight on my thighs and booty. I'm still debating keeping them, but I fear I may have to return them without putting them to a true snow test.