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Object Title: Mistral

Manufacturer: Recreational Equipment Inc.

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 - 4 Votes


Page By: Smith93

Created/Edited: Jan 31, 2007 / Jan 31, 2007

Object ID: 2467

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Product Description

These all-purpose mountain pants are built to take the abuse of climbing, hiking and mountain biking while keeping you dry and comfortable.


•Updated styling makes the transition from trail to town easy
•Rugged yet soft to the touch, Schoeller® Dynamic fabric stretches for a full range of motion, repels rain and breathes well
•Jeans-style waist with belt loops, zipper fly and articulated knees provide a great fit
•Gusseted crotch allows easy movement, while offset seams provide even more comfort
•11-inch leg zippers for easy on and off over footwear
•Hand pockets with reverse-coil zips are welded rather than stitched for more durability and a smooth finish
•Includes two rear welt pockets


Primary fabric: 93% nylon/7% spandex
Average weight: 15 ounces
Price: $99.00



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T SharpNice Pants

Voted 5/5

I have used the Mistral pants on several climbs, and they are really great. I`ve had them jammed into awkward off-width knee/body scrums, and not even a scratch on the outer shell. These pants fit well under my harness, and the zipper is easily accessible to answer the call. The pocket on the left thigh is large enough for a point and shoot camera and a candy bar. They are wind/water resistant, and I think they will wear for a long time. My overall rating would be 10/10.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 4:08 am

The Vorexcellent

Voted 5/5

Very good all around 3-season soft-shell pants. Extremely water reppelent and the dwr is holding up very nice after 2 years. They breathe extremely well yet still keep everything short of a major downpour out. They could be a little more wind resitant, as anything over about 25 mph seems to get through, but it's a give and take. I personally like it cuz it extends their comfort range into the summer months. Overall highly recommended hiking, running, climbing pant that should last for years.
Posted Apr 13, 2007 2:16 pm

BascuelaGreat pants!

Voted 4/5

Same as noted above and love the stretch.
Posted Dec 9, 2009 4:57 pm

alpinelightGreat bargain

Hasn't voted

I and my wife have each had a pair of these great pants for 3+ years. No problems or complaints from us. Great product!

Posted Feb 1, 2010 2:29 pm

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