/ Waterproof Overtrousers
Thanks all so much
How much money do you want to spend?
Is the best cheap bet. £50 for taped seams, 2.5l membrane, full length zips, crampon kick patches, knee and bum patches.
If those knee patches are also crampon-hardy then that's a jolly good price
Not sure about that. They're reinforced, but if you're doing fig 4's then I'm sure you can afford something better than decathlon.
Thanks lot for a help
It's a good day when I can imitate a figure 1 nowadays.
Had a look at the Decathlon waterproof trousers when I was in nabbing a pair of their SImond softshell efforts - they look well put together and, if the softshells are anything to go by, they're incredibly well specc'd for the price. If they're a comfortable fit, they'd be hard to match for the money.
I considered the Decathlon £100 overtrousers. I was put off because the hydrostatic head appears to be the bare minimum of 5000mm, and I found a few reviews on the French Decathlon site that said they weren't massively waterproof in the rain, better for snow. I have no personal experience of them though.
I went for the Keela Alpine Advance trousers. I've not used them anger yet, but first impressions are good; high waist, full length zip with stormflap, integrated gaiter, double layer fabric so should be warm, and the Munro jacket in the same material gets good reviews for waterproofness.
Those are no better than the 39.99 decathlon trousers. They're softshell summer alpine trousers, nay for scottish winter.
> Those are no better than the 39.99 decathlon trousers. They're softshell summer alpine trousers, nay for scottish winter.
Uh? They are Decathlon. The 39.99 pair are... £49.99, and 5000mm waterproof compared to the 10000mm £90 pair. Simond are also a Decathlon brand.
an what about this pans : Mountain Equipment Karakorum Pants ?
I found from £135
any recommendation from owners?
I love them, but only when its foul and they are far too heavy for summers in the Alps. If you have to do any sitting around as in winter climbing they are great. Might be worth asking what they are using at Glenmore Lodge, users were very enthusiastic about whatever they were last year (Mammut I think ~ but a very vague memory).
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