/ NEW REVIEW: Westcomb Recon Soft Shell Trousers
The Recon trousers are made with Schoeller Dynamic fabric, which is stretchy, totally breathable, wind resistant and surprisingly water resistant as well. The trousers coped easily with wet snow and sleet whilst I tested them, to the extent that I didn't even consider putting waterproof trousers on during a soggy early season ice climbing trip.
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Did you try skiing in them ? and assuming they'll be to long for my short legs, how easy would they be to shorten ?
ps - still not sure if I'll be in Helsinki on Sunday evening or not
You could shorten them I guess - the hem has a drawcord in it though: http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=138373
With longjohns underneath they were the perfect warmth - kept the wind off on the summits at well below zero temperatures but weren't too hot whilst skinning up and sweating like a pig. Dave always skis in his Goretex sallopettes but I much prefer softshell because I sweat so much on the ups. They also didn't get soggy with my inevitable falling over. So I still feel the Recon might not be the best general British softshell climbing/hiking trouser (a bit pricey besides anything else) but the will be my first choice ski mountaineering trousers for years to come.
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