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Speed Ascent Pants

Speed Ascent Pants

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Speed Ascent Pants

Manufacturer: Patagonia

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Page By: climbxclimb

Created/Edited: Jan 27, 2010 / Jan 27, 2010

Object ID: 6813

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Product Description

Our newest insulated soft-shell pants are also our warmest, with an engineered design that maximizes breathability without sacrificing any of your hard-earned heat. The durable stretch-woven shell (5.3-oz 100% polyester double weave that's 45% recycled) blocks wind and sheds water while accommodating your every high-step and delicate mixed move. Inside, low-bulk R2® (7.4-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® polyester that's 40% recycled) warms and won't bunch up; it's welded to the shell along key seams and optimizes breathability and wicking. Stitch-free seams speed dry time, improve water-resistance, and decrease bulk. The snap waist has belt loops and three-point removable suspenders, and water-resistant zippers close the two handwarmer pockets and right thigh pocket. With articulated knees and gusseted, zippered cuffs (with edge guards) made for a climbing boot fit. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


Durable wind- and water-resistant polyester stretch-doubleweave

Stitch-free, lap-glued seams speed dry time, improve water resistance and decrease bulk

-Low-bulk R2® lining welded to the interior for warmth

-3-point removable suspenders

-Belt loops and microfleece-lined waistband

-External pockets: two zippered handwarmers; one right thigh pocket;

-Zippers have DWR (durable water repellent) finish and garages
Articulated knees; gusseted, zippered cuffs with edge guards and sticky
gripper elastic

-Shell: 5.3-oz 100% polyester (45% recycled) double weave. R2® insulation:
7.4-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® 100% polyester. Recyclable through the
Common Threads Recycling Program

689 g (24.3 oz)
Made in China.



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climbxclimbGood Pants

Voted 4/5

I bought these pants mainly for winter alpine climbing and ice climbing.
The fit is really nice, and the R2 lining inside provide excellent warmth. So far I warn them in 5 degrees F with a midweight Capilene and they were perfect, and I think with this set up I would feel fine in colder weather as well.
The outer shell repels water very well.
the only issue I can see is with the stitch-free, lap-glued seams. I can see this not being the most durable part also because my previous experience with the simple guide pants.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 9:32 am

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