Guide Pick™ We’ve spent a lifetime in the mountains. When it comes to gear we don’t settle for anything less than the best. Using the collective knowledge of the RMI Guide Team we identify and direct you to best in class mountain gear and apparel.
CLIMBING PANTS WITH EXTRA WARMTH
These pants were built for warmth, durability and wind protection. The Mountain Guides are made with an amazing Schoeller® fabric that has a 3XDry® finish for superior water resistance. It’s also breathable, quick-drying and offers 4-way stretch for complete freedom of movement. The utilitarian functionality makes these a great choice for climbing, hiking or touring. Machine wash.read less
CLIMBING PANTS WITH EXTRA WARMTH These pants were built for warmth, durability and wind protection. The Mountain Guides are made with an amazing Schoeller® fabric that has a 3XDry® finish for superior water resistance. It’s also breathable, quick-drying and offers 4-way…read more
*These tend to run big, consider ordering down one size.
Recently wore these pants on an expedition to Denali and was in extreme pain after a long day of heavy pack belt sitting on the hip seams. Appeared to be too low wasted to be comfortable for the weight of the carry loads, also got minor frost bite on lower back where top would pull out. Fine for short light weight climbs and skiing. Would also have preferred no thermal inner lining for what turned out to be abnormally hot climbing days, and use added base layers to adjust warmth. Not the right choice of pant for this climb for me.
I am in LOVE with these pants. I literally tried on about 10 others, all different brands and styles, before I found these. Here's why they are the best: Slim fit which means they look really, really (!) great on. I have received so many compliments! They are not too baggy yet not too tight. I've worn them this winter in New Hampshire and the Eastern Sierra's while ice climbing, alpine mountaineering, and rock scrambling ... and they are flexible enough for all kinds of knee/hip bending. The fabric is strong and super comfy. Slight strechyness to it and there is a light fleece lining on the inside which is soft (and warm). Have not been in these in a down pour - but have worn them in light rain as well as snow -- and stayed warm and dry throughout. In very cold weather I wear base layer underneath. Once when it was not cold enough for that, I wore them without base layer bottoms, and did feel the wind coming through. Being very picky -- I would also suggest that the pockets -- which I love -- are a little too deep: I keep my lip balm in my hip pocket and it slipped down to my thigh, which made it challenging to "dig" out. And I'm tall - 5'9" the regular length are about 1 1/2" too short. (With gaiters on that doesn't really matter). But if there is a long version - I would def. get those. Overall I highly recommend these, they are well worth the price.