Ethereal Ice Pant

 

Ethereal Ice Pant
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Ethereal Ice Pant
Manufacturer Mountain Hardwear
Page By Erik Beeler
Page Type Nov 24, 2003 / Jan 19, 2007
Object ID 881
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The most breathable three layer Gore-Tex® membrane. All of our top-of-the line Ethereal ICE and FTX shells are now made of the most advanced Gore-Tex® waterproof and breathable fabrics available. 6-slider, rainbow rear zip. Seamless hip and waist construction. Stretch Gore-Tex® knee panels and gusset. FTX Ultra construction. Webbing belt. Close-fitting, articulated, Alpine cut. Ambush edge guard. One-handed draw cord and snap at cuff. Front zip fly. Watertight zippers

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Erik Beeler - Nov 24, 2003 1:23 pm - Voted 5/5

Still Love Em
Love these pants. Can't figure out why they are not making them any more! If you can still find them let me know because I would buy another pair just in case! .

They are very durable having survived a couple of crampon strikes that sliced my gaiters and left my calf bruised. I like the six zipper design which lets me vent fast and easy. The venting is really important because I don't think the XCR breaths well enough to keep my dry and cool when working hard so I often zip the side open a large amount. The drop seat is nice and easy to use so if you have to drop load its fast and however painless the weather will let it be. The knee is well designed allowing for a large range of movement w/o restricting. I have used them for camping, hiking, mountaneeing and ice climbing and recommend them.

After years using these pants I still feel the same way. If you can get em then do it.

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