/ Montane Terra Thermostretch Pants / Any other winter trousers
I want to get into my winter climbing this year, so I am typically looking at trousers for Scottish/Welsh grade I and II gullies as well as general winter mountain walking.
I have been to a large shop that shall not be named, the sort of shop where the prices are cheap but the service and knowledge is appalling. I tried on a few trousers and like the fit of the Montane Terra Thermostretch Pants.
Can anyone recommend these? Or would you recommend something else in the similar price range (~£100 although they are 15% off if I buy before Oct 6th). I can't seem to find much in the form of reviews on these online so any thoughts would be massively appreciated.
I've found that thermal long johns are more flexible than lined trousers.
You can wear them with just hard shell trousers if there is deep snow or crap weather or add normal walking trousers if it is proper cold.
I use RAB Latok Salopettes (try Needlesports for a good deal)with merino long johns and I've never needed anything else even in pretty terrible conditions, however I run ridiculously hot and often carrying largish loads.
Hope this helps,
I don't know about the Terra thermostretch, but I'm sure they're not heavily insulated; they may be great as winter trouser. I sweat loads when I'm active even when its very cold so am aware to not wear too much on walk ins etc; but my legs are much more tolerant, so for example I was rarely too hot walking in in Scotland in Buffalo salopettes, but would always take my mountain shirt off for the walk in; so you might find lightly insulated troos are fine even when you're warm up top.
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