/ What is so special about guide pants?
I never owned guide pants, but now have an offer to get a pair cheap and would like to know what those are good for. And if would benefit from it please?
I am a summer climber staying away from ice.
Any advice please?
My Rab Guide pants are lined, feature a more secure waist button/hook closure, and have crampon-resistant material up the insides of the legs. They tend to be made of generally harder wearing material too.
As a general rule if they put guide on the end of a product it's normally warmer and harder wearing.
As a general rule if they put guide on the end of a product name they can charge £50 more!
If you wear any clothes with "guide" in the name you automatically become a qualified mountain guide. :)
Which specific model are you looking at getting?
As I understand it guide pants make your member point north thus allowing you to navigate without a compass.
it is HH ones:
Thanks for replies, I guess I will make it to high street store on the weekend to 'touch' one of those myself.
Guide pants tend to be pink and frilly. If you're a bloke it's probably not a good idea to wear them whilst you are climbing ;)
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