In this 'What's Available' announcement we look at seven different pairs of cragging pants, from jeans (yes jeans!) through to cotton trousers, through to more technical trousers. Whatever you are looking for, hopefully there are some ideas and products here that are of interest. Happy climbing.
What's Available articles appear once every two months on UKC and UKH. They are compilation articles of items submitted by manufacturers/distributors to UKC/UKH and we choose a genre of product relevant to the season we are publishing in. The text is direct from the manufacturers/distributors and these items are in no way intended as reviews. Since the manufacturers submit different specifications it isn't always possible to have directly comparable data between items. What they do offer is a quick reference to similar items some of which have previously appeared on UKC/UKH as items on their own.
Blurr Method Pant
The Method is a lightweight climbing trouser with a hard wearing Cotton/Nylon/lycra blend designed to give maximum maneuverability. This makes it a versatile summer weight pair of trousers.
Blurr Women's Elise Pant
The Elise has been Blurr's go to women's climbing pant for many seasons and continues to offer a stretchy, durable pant that is both attractive and functional.
Trangoworld Milko Pant
A new light weight climbing pant from Trangoworld - perfect for rock and for urban life.
Made from a soft cotton fabric with a lycra content for increased freedom of movement, these pants also feature articulated knees, a soft elastic waist band with drawcord, two front and two rear pockets.
The North Face Bat Hang Denim Pant
The idea to create technical, stretch denim climbing jeans for this collection came about from James Pearson and some of the other The North Face climbers.
The criteria was simple – tough, light, stretchy, no unnecessary buttons or zips, and above all, to look good, something you would be happy to wear on the high street, or to the pub after climbing!
"We worked through various prototypes, taking things off, adding things, tweaking them until they were just right. I have been wearing the jeans for around one year now, and they are pretty much the only trousers I wear, seriously, I almost never take them off (cue to say eeeuuuurrggghhhhh, how disgusting). The best climbing pants I have ever worn. A few things will change for the next version, but the concept will remain essentially the same. They are the first piece in the new climbing specific range being developed for Spring 13, and I think we are off to a good start." says James.
James' Favourite Points:
Marmot Highland Pant
The new Highland Softshell pant from Marmot has been produced to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and mountain leaders.
These trousers feature stretch panels, abrasion-resistant fabric on high wear areas such and as the seat and knee and a DWR finish. Additional features included zippered thigh pockets and a draw cord at the hem of trouser.
Arc'teryx Aristo Pant
Hard-wearing, fully featured pants constructed using a durable cotton/nylon canvas textile that is soft-to-the-touch. Built with ample room for movement, these pants are ideal for bouldering and climbing.
Mammut Massone Pant
Extremely comfortable climbing pants made from 100% organically cultivated cotton.
Rab Capstone Pant
The Capstone Pant is a poly-cotton pant designed for bouldering and indoor climbing.
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