Hi, I am looking for some mid-weight (softshell?) pants for hiking / climbing in cool weather. I already have lightweight non-cotton convertible (to shorts) pants and some warm insulated and waterproof pants (ski). I need something in between that breathes well, moves well with me and is usable in cool weather (30-50deg?) for hking / climbing many hours, handles precip. well etc.
I live on an island with no outdoor stores that carry anything resembling what I am looking for. I have read all kinds of reviews and product descriptions but its hard to tell the actual weight / thickness and feeel of the fabric from online information.
I cant afford to buy many pants so I need the pants to be versatile and durable. Any ideas?
I really like the MH Transition tights. They're loose enough to be comfortable, but trim so they stay put of the way - great on the bike. They cut the wind and shed light rain, and are
warm alone, and super - warm with long underwear. I plan on using them as light snow pants this year.
There 4 way stretch, super breathable, and comfortable.
The 1st day I had them it was in the 40's early in the morning and we were scrambling and climbing(and not sweathing mind you ) and was sold day 1 with the durability as well. (read- scraping up chimneys/corners)
And they are suprizingly breathable in warmer temps
They make my Mammut wearing partner-in-crime thinking of getting a pair
I love mine. My 2 cents
addition-all depends on your build. 6'3 and thin here 34' waist