/ Winter trousers/pants/bib suggestions
I'm after a pair of winter climbing/skiing trousers or preferably bibs...
Something like this:
Does anyone have any suggestions that don't cost a fortune? I've not found anything much for less than £250, and that is a lot for something I won't be using for more than 2 weeks a year.
Keep an eye on sportpursuit? They had a load of reasonably cheap 'dermizax ev' bibs recently, and I wouldn't be surprised if they turned up again in the near future.
Alternatively, cough up for some expensive bibs, and consider that at two weeks use a season they'll last for years.
I'd love some expensive ones, but its a toss up between bibs or actually getting out to use them at the moment!
Thanks for the sportpersuit tip though.
Are they still a current product? I considered them a little while back, but they're hard to find in shops, don't seem to get reviewed and now I can't even see them on Montane's website. I've got a vague recollection that they didn't have snow gaiters in either, something I rather like (but you may not care about that).
My current ones have gaiters in, and I do like that.
The ones I'm using now are softshell type, which seem to be pretty waterproof too... some of these suggestions seem to be hardshells... Is this right?
I'd like to stick with softshell. The ME ones look good, assuming they're softshell, I don't know enough about the fabrics though.
If soft how about the Marmot 'semi bib' pro tours http://www.facewest.co.uk/Marmot-Pro-Tour-Pant.html Quite a lot less than hardshell ones.
If you are really short of money and want softshells consider: http://lightfromthenorth.blogspot.fi/2013/03/simond-alpinism-pants-review.html Add on a light packable full zip over trouser http://www.mountain-lite.co.uk/?action=shop.detail&pid=4DDC6506-FF29-08BD-4839A13600DD874A&r... and the two would still be only about 100 quid.
a vote for dermizax. its not the lightest or most breathable (tho not far behind and better than many), but from everything ive used its the toughest and most water resistant (ive worn it in comparison with neoshell, gore products etc).
its the stuff of choice for a lot of responder wear, so if youre going to be thrutching up abrasive chimneys etc id think about it.
Try these from decathlon http://www.decathlon.co.uk/forclaz-900-warm-trousers-id_8282495.html
They've loads of kit, mail order and good enough quality at really good prices.
£40 what more do you want. I have a pair they have been great. They have been recommended many times on the forms.
Between the Forclaz 900 Warm and the Simond Mountaineering troos, I'd suggest the latter for winter climbing & skiing. If soft shell is wanted.
The Forclaz are nice trousers, but they're a much closer fit, and I doubt they'd go over ski boots. Much more 'winter walking' than climbing or skiing. I'm still waiting to hear that the second pair (in grey, dahling) I ordered has arrived in store...
To the OP: Also have a whizz around TK Maxx. A lot of dedicated skiing stuff at the moment, but pure hardshells are sometimes to be found. In fact, if you're the right size (I'd need to check), I might have a pair of Marmot waterproof salopettes (Flash II Membrain) in the "captain's bargain kit cupboard"...
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