/ Soft Shell Pant recommendations??
Have had a look at the Berghaus Jorasse Soft Shell Pant which are around the £100 mark.
Any other recommendations at a similar price for me?
I've heard a lot of good things about the Mammut Base Jump pants as well but couldn't find any to try on at the time I was buying and they come a little longer in the leg I'm told.
Yes I like the look of the Mammut Base Jump pants too. Had a look at the ones you have, but would rather spend less (obviously!)
Patagonia do a Simple Guide pant as well which comes in a bit less, might be worth a gander!
The waterproof knees and seat of the Patagonia Backcountry Guide pants would be the icing on the cake, but they're a bit more money. Finally, I found the leg pockets on the Patagonias to be very useful - camera, food, suncream etc.
I had a pair of Mammut Base Jump pants - great for summer, but a bit thin for winter.
Both great but the BC Guides are burlier (maybe apart from the waterproof patches which aren't as tough as the base jump patches) but definitely warmer and more water resistant than the base jumps. Base jumps come in 834 size combinations, so sizing is definitely a plus with them. No real venting on the BJs, but they are thinner anyway, and no built in gaiters.
Patagonia mixmasters look good for a one layer solution if you don't like wearing thermals - you can get them for about £65 plus p&p from the states.
Never tried the Berghaus jorasse but they look good on paper - vents, braces, crampon patches and mini gaiters tick all the boxes.
Another vote for the Patagonia Backcountry Guide Pants. If you can do without the braces have a look at the Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants, you can always team them up with a pair of braces.
I too have the back countries and love them.
Another good pair is the ME G2 pants again above the £100 budget unfortunately.
Do you want them for this winter? If you don't there are good deals to be had off season. I got the back countries from the Epicenter sale last year for £75.
I saw these the other day. I don't know much about them but look ok.
They do look good & the reason I am looking at them is I have a pair of 5 year old Berghaus extrem bigwall pants which are made from nano sphere schoeller fabric. They are literally now in pieces, but have been worn for probably about 100+ days of summer & winter climbing plus walking, and have been one of the very best things I have ever bought. (Mind you I did get them from M&M Direct for £55 instead of £150!) I have them next to me now & am very reluctantly about to bin them as they are so trashed.
Think I will go for the Berghaus Jorasse pants and report on here how I find them.
...although those Patagonia Backcountry Guide Pants are tempting.....
cant go wrong with Base jump pants, they are the dogs nads and I have found, will well outlast most of its competitors.
they also do the same tros which are fully lined at £99 but not so stretchy but 100% waterproof (ish).
Anyone tried the Rab VR Guide pants yet? Strongly considering getting a pair for Japanese winter climbing... if I can find some here or get them sent!
Not as much stretch as in other softshells tho, as only the knee and backside are the stretch pertex equilibrium but ive not found them to be restrictive at all.
They tick all the boxes for me, brace attatchment points, thigh vents, tie-down grommets on the ankles with elastic cord adjustment, the crampon reinforcements are good and come all the way up to the knee unlike most softshell trousers. Another nice touch is the thermal wicking liner stops a couple of inches above the ankle cuffs so it doesnt pull moisture from snow up onto youre legs.
Brilliant - sold!
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