Don't sweat a thing.
Built to alleviate excess perspiration on backcountry tours, the Ortovox Women's Medola Pant features a unique shell crafted from merino wool fibers interwoven with robust nylon fabric. Merino wool fibers are soft and breathable for comfort in a wide range of temperatures, and nylon adds durability and weather resistance.
Since it's tightly woven, the merino-nylon shell retains wind and water-resistance, so you're not susceptible to the elements. Cordura cuff reinforcements prevent the bottoms from ripping and fraying, especially across thick brush and bony, early-season conditions. The cuffs feature both zipper and hook-and-loop adjustments for a proper fit over your ski boots.
The pant's higher cut along the backside retains full coverage while the adjustable waist prevents deep snow from working inside. It's compatible with Ortovox suspenders (sold separately) for better protection on blower powder days. Along the outer thighs, zippered vents quickly dump excess warmth on sweaty climbs. And for plentiful storage, hip pockets are complemented by a large map pocket, complete with its own inner pocket for housing small essentials.
- Moisture-regulating pants for backcountry tours
- Tightly interwoven shell of merino wool and nylon
- Shell is highly breathable + wind and water-resistant
- Cordura-reinforced cuffs prevent ripping and fraying
- Zippered outer thigh vents dump excess warmth
- Hook-and-loop waist adjustment delivers a dialed fit
- Compatible with Ortovox's suspenders (sold separately)
- Item #ORT003M
- Q & A
Bomber pants for BC Skiing & Ski Mtnrg
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 150lbs
Medium-weight and breathable, these are my go-to pants for backcountry skiing. With a large cuff at the bottom, they easily expand to fit over my ski boots (a problem I've had with other softshell pants), and the side zips keep me cool on the ups. They do a great job at repelling water, and I've had them for almost 2 years now (I'll admit, I don't actually wash them that much...) and the belt loops are great for keeping them up while wearing a heavy pack. The large cargo-style leg pocket expands, and is great for storing my camera and a small tube of sunscreen. Two thumbs up.