Built for faraway adventure.
BLACKYAK created its PALI line as an answer to extreme weather, harsh environments, and the kinds of expeditions that don't tolerate many mistakes. Though it shares its name with an ancient South Asian language, the PALI line comes prepared for action more than words because it's been tested in the storied mountains of Tibet to ensure unwavering functionality. When you head for the high mountains, take the PALI Women's Gore Pro Shell 3L Pant along with you to stay warm and dry as you navigate steep, unforgiving terrain.
Throughout the main body of the pant, Gore-Tex Pro fabric provides a lightweight, breathable barrier against the harshest elements. Fighting off icy, blowing snow and unrelenting wind, the pant moves with you as you hike and ski with a wide, supportive waistband holding it in place. For added protection against errant crampons, ski poles, and sharp metal edges, BLACKYAK reinforces the PALI pant with panels of KEVLAR, giving it the durability to weather multiple voyages.
Stash mid-hike fuel in the easy-to-access side pockets to prevent bonking, and tighten the drawcords around each leg ending to customize the width of the pant to hug your boots closely and stay out of the way. Even if you're a fan of the uncinched look, hidden ankle gaiters will ensure snow stays out on the trail where it belongs.
- Summit bucket-list peaks in this capable alpine pant
- Ultralight shell construction shields against snow and wind
- Cut to follow your body movements as you hike, climb, and ski
- Anti-abrasion panels enhance the pant's durability
- Wide waistband with comfortable snap and fly closure
- Easily accessible pockets keep snacks close at hand
- Gore-Tex Windstopper X-Lite membrane is weather-resistant and breathable
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- Q & A
Beautiful pant, runs small
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 135lbs
After reading a review that the Pali jacket runs a full size too small, I decided to order this pant in size large. I am a standard medium. 5'7" 135 lbs. The large pants fit like a medium, with just a little room around the waist. I had a thick fleece base layer on. These are a beautiful and flattering pant, but for the price I would have liked to have someway of adjusting the waist, and a little stretch in the seat and thigh area would be helpful. They do not stretch one bit, so although the large gives me a little room up top, when I sit down, they bind up. They are also a little low waisted. I think this pant should be made in a low bib honestly, as the waist sits well below my high-waisted fleece tights I had on underneath. I have not skied in them yet.
BLACKYAK GORE® Pro Shell 3L Pants - WOMEN
Thanks to the cargo pockets, you can store a lot of gear and items like energy bars, maps etc. in our GORE® Pro Shell 3L Pants.
These pants have an ergonomic fit with strategically and ventilation. Large Kevlar® protection panels have been added to avoid the damage by abrasion, ski edges or crampons. These pants perfectly complement the GORE® Pro Shell 3L Jacket.
Do these pants have full side zips, or at least 3/4 length? Tech specs mention side zips, but doesn't indicate if they are just ankle zips
Hey Megan, how are ya?! This is your Gearhead Zack here at Backcountry. I read over your question here on these Pali pants and found they do indeed have full-length side zips. Wahoo! Part of your confusion might be that the side zips have two zippers. This is such a great feature as it affords some versatility in how you vent the pants if you get a little warm. And because they are dual zipper you can use them as just an ankle zip as well. I'll send you a quick email with this info as well in case you don't see this post : )