Ama Dablam Shell Pants


Ama Dablam Shell Pants
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Ama Dablam Shell Pants
Manufacturer The North Face
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Dec 31, 2002 / Jan 20, 2007
Object ID 613
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If you frequently find yourself out on tough pitches where every reach is a stretch, you'll appreciate the enhanced mobility of the two-way stretch Gore-Tex® triple-ply XCR™ fabric in The North Face Ama Dablam Stretch Pant. Unlike most articulated climbing pants that simply provide waterproof and breathable performance, the stretch face of the Ama Dablam moves with you for unprecedented mobility with weather protection. It has detachable suspenders and dual full-length two-way side zips for versatility and convenience. Beneath the flat front waist you'll find Velcro® waist adjustments that allow you to dial in a custom fit. Enhanced mobility is within your reach this winter.
Massive 4.3 Gore-Tex® triple-ply XCR™ stretch fabric
Velcro® waist adjustments
Detachable suspenders
Full-length, two-way side zippers for easy removal
Articulated cut through seat and knees
Dual hand pockets
Flat front waist
Kick patches
Snap tabs along leg bottom
Welded contoured cuff construction
Water resistant zippers throughout garment
Stretch crotch gusset

NOTE: The Ama Dablam is no longer manufactured. The new and similar version is the Stratosphere XCR.



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Alan Ellis - Dec 31, 2002 7:47 am - Voted 4/5

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Some might think they are a little too much for summer alpine, but I weighed them against similar cheaper shell pants, and without the suspenders, they weigh the same. So I take them as my primary rain/mountain pants. I actually have the older (non-stretch) version of the Ama Dablams and got them on close-out for less than half the price. The full length zippers are not covered which I don't like, but I guess they were trying to save weight. However, they do not leak. Cons: Pricey and no zipper covers.

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