Warm and lightweight for moderate to high altitudes.
Treat your lower body with the Mountain Equipment Men's Lightline Down Pant when you need recover at basecamp or are taking on the remaining ascent. Mountain Equipment stuffed this pant with lofty 675-fill down insulation to warm your legs up in frigid temperatures, and the stitched baffle construction keeps the down in place in order to maximize your warmth throughout your lower body. Its Drilite Loft shell is totally windproof and highly water-resistant, and the fabric is also lightweight and compressible so you don't have to sacrifice space for warmth when you travel.
An active fit pulls the Lightline close to your waist and legs in order to reduce bulk under an outer layer, and articulated knees provide exceptional freedom of movement when you climb. Full-length side zippers help you put this pant on even when you have boots on. Wear it with the suspenders, or take them off and rely on the elasticized waist to keep your pants on. Mountain Equipment reinforced the seat, knees, and inner cuffs to keep this pant durable for multiple seasons.
- Drilite Loft shell with DWR coating
- 675-fill down insulation with stitched baffle construction
- Active fit with articulated knees
- Full length side zippers
- Removable suspenders
- Elasticized waist
- Reinforced seat, knee, and inner cuffs
- Item #MEQ0002
- Q & A
Lightline down pant
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
Just a quick review based on initial impressions.
I bought these pants to use under Arcteryx shell pants for frigid Vermont days when ski patrolling. My key requirements are warmth, fit and unrestrictive.
My shell pants with a good base layer are great but when it's below 0°F and blowing, they have their limits.
I can't speak to the Lightline's absolute warmth though they are pretty puffy and were toasty when I tried them on for fit.
I'm a medium build with a 33" waist, 34" leg, weighing around 200lb and 6'4". The fit in a large works great with my frame. They are neither baggy or restrictively tight. They stay up well even without the suspenders.
I'm guessing the length is 32" as they are a couple of inches short of my jeans. Not a big issue for me as I will wear them under the shells and over ski boots.
I tried crouching and moving around and found the pants to move well with my motions without binding
I'll update the review when I've used them on the hill.
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