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Which Alpine Climbing Pants?


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JasonSH · · unknown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 90

Looking for a pair of pants that would be good for spring/summer/fall alpine climbing? Wondering what you guys recommend/use?
Thanks all.

MacksWhineturd · · Squaw · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0

No pants.

J. Albers · · Colorado · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 1,793

Rab Torque pants are awesome. They are trim so you can see your feet, light but sturdy, stretchy and well made.

Brian Abram · · Celo, NC · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 498

I got a pair of Rab Torque pants this past summer, and I love them. I use them for everything climbing. Retired my Gamma Rock pants. Another popular choice around here for a heavier weight pant is the OR Cirque.

TCC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 50

OR Ferrosi pants are worth checking out. Trim fit, stretchy, drawcord on ankles. They're lightweight, but have decent weather protection.

Nat D · · Seattle, WA · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 765

Love my Arcteryx Gamma LTs for general purpose alpine climbing pants.

Ty Falk · · Park City, UT · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 270

I seccond the Gama LT pant.

Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an… · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 115

NW Alpine

mattm · · TX · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,390

Depends on your body build. Arcteryx Gamma LT or Gamma Rocks are very nice but if you're of the athletic thigh build they're far too skinny. I personally hate the skinny jean fit. Rab Sawtooth pants are nice. BD BDV pants are my current favorites. Awesome fit in the upper leg, slight taper for visibility.

Kyle Espinosa · · Woodside · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 60

+1 for BD BDV pants. I tend to wear them for almost anything rock related. I also have a pair of Gamma ARs. While those are nice, I tend to reach for the BDVs because the Gamma ARs are too noisy.

crackatoa Spiesbach · · Boulder,Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 70

Or Cirque pants.. love them super warm and they breath great.. Also OR does the infinity guarantee.. I put a crampon through mine and they replaced them no questions asked

Tobin Story · · Woodinville, WA · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 35

OR Cirque pants for alpine climbing on snow when I'll have boots and crampons on.

Eddie Bauer Guide Pro or Hagloffs Mid Fjell for when I'm on rock with rock shoes.

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 650

Another fan of the Outdoor Research Cirque pants! I hear lots of good things about Patagonia Mixed Master Pants as well.

Markuso · · Fernie · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 95

Gamma LT are my personal favourite pants.

Nick Drake · · Newcastle, WA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 483

Kuhl Renegade. The side zips are great when it's hot (especially working uphill on approaches in summer). Fabric incredibly comfortable and pretty damn abrasion resistant. I do wish the cut at the ankles was a little bit tighter, but I usually climb with them rolled up slightly anyway.

C Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 551

+1 for Outdoor Research Cirque pants. Love those pants

JasonSH · · unknown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 90

Thanks all!
Anyone have any experience with the Outdoor Research Voodoo pants? I've read a few good things about them in reviews here and there.

MauryB · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 313

Have a pair of Arcteryx Gamma Rock pants, brand new, size medium, color iron ixode. Really nice but too trim a cut for my girthy legs. $140 shipped if you want 'em!

AlpineIce · · Upstate, NY · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 255
JasonSH wrote:Thanks all! Anyone have any experience with the Outdoor Research Voodoo pants? I've read a few good things about them in reviews here and there.
The Voodoo Pants are one of the best pants I've ever owned. Period. I wear them almost everyday from walking the dog & yard work to mountain biking (cold weather) and trail running / hiking. These pants are fantastic. They have exceeded my expectations ten-fold. Best pants I've purchased in the past two years by far!
Nick Fatseas · · Denver, CO · Joined May 2011 · Points: 65

Another vote here for the Rab torque.
Rab has rarely disappointed me.
The OR cirque didn't fit me right, but they are at least equal in quality and versatility.

Ray Pinpillage · · West Egg · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 180
JasonSH wrote:Thanks all! Anyone have any experience with the Outdoor Research Voodoo pants? I've read a few good things about them in reviews here and there.
Great pants. I had grommets added for elastic stirrups but otherwise perfect. I appreciate they come in waist sizes because I am normally between a medium and large.
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