The liger of the backcountry.
Part hardshell, part softshell, the Norrona Men's Lyngen Hybrid Pants offer the ideal combination of waterproof protection where you need it and breathability where you want it. Norrona put its waterproof, three-layer Driflex3 shell material at the lower legs where you'll be breaking through snow, as well as at the seat, just in case you need to take a seat after breaking trail in all of that powder. Norrona's Flex1 stretch softshell is used throughout the rest of the pant to keep it breathable while you're on the move. Flex1 softshell is wind- and water-resistant, so it's adequate for most backcountry tours, but will outperform most hardshells in terms of breathability. The actual design of the pants implement a less-is-more design with two hand, two thigh, and two large thigh vents located along the front of the pants. The cuffs are reinforced with a tough Cordura to protect against wear, and they are backed by drawcord adjustable cuffs to seal out snow.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Flex1 softshell
- Driflex3 lower legs and seat (three-layer shell)
- Regular fit
- Outer leg vents
- Internal boot gaiters
- Adjustable waist
- Cordura reinforced kick-patches
- Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
- Item #NRA004H
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
Long 6 hr tours/ 13 miles up/down. Warm to cold conditions. These pants rule! A little snug around the cuff to get over your boots but that's the only con.
Great stretch, breathability, and water resistance all where you need it. Pocks are stream lined and hold keys, gu and snacks without getting in your way when skinning.
Little bit on the trim side. Not rando race trim, not thugged out, but somewhere in the middle.
I also use these XC skiing and snowshoeing and hiking in the colder weather when it might rain.