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Mistral Pants

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Mistral Pants

Manufacturer: REI

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Page By: dsnell

Created/Edited: Aug 5, 2003 / Aug 5, 2003

Object ID: 774

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REI's all purpose soft shell pants for rock climbing, lightweight mountaineering, cycling, hiking, backpacking, or trailrunning. The Schoeller Dynamic fabric is very breathable, yet repels rain. The fabric is also stretchy, which allows for ease of movement. Click here for REI's product description for these pants.

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dsnellUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I bought the Mistral pants immediately before a hike up Longs Peak, CO. Fortunately, I didn't encounter any rain on the trip, so I cannot attest to their water repellency (they did repel water well when I tested them by dumping water from my water bottle on them). I read a trip report on rec.climbing which said that Schoeller fabric is ineffective in heavy rain.



I liked them because they were extremely breathable yet wind proof. I wore them with nothing but shorts beneath, and they were comfortable through a range of temperatures of 50-80 degrees. Never once did I feel too hot or too cold. They are an excellent summer mountaineering pant if you want something to block the wind and a little bit of rain.
Posted Aug 5, 2003 11:25 pm

mountaindanUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I just recently bought these for a trip to Mt whitney. For a test run I went for a 2 day climb where I broke trail though fresh powder for 4 or 5 hours, never did my legs feel overheated or sweaty. the pants never retained any moisture. The next day we were in low twenty degree temps with a steady 20 mph wind with gusts to near 40 mph (measured) I never felt the wind and stayed very comforatable.
Posted Mar 4, 2004 10:59 pm

jschellbergUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

These pants are great and I would recommend them to anyone. Extremely breathable, durable, and flexible. They aren't as water resistant as I would have hoped, but they still kept me very dry going up a thawing mountain. I did manage to put quite a few holes in them from crampons, but I think that can be expected from just about any piece of clothing. I would buy these again in a heartbeat.
Posted Nov 10, 2005 10:24 am

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