Closeouts. Designed for technical mountaineering, Alpine Ascent pants from Lowe Alpine feature Stormweave nylon soft shell for wicking, quick-dry performance and texturized stretch nylon panels at the knee, seat and ankles for maximum durability.
Reviewed by ????? from Juneau, Alaska on Sunday, July 1, 2012
I bought these to mix in with similar pants from other companies (Patagonia Talus, Marmot light soft shells, etc.)
I am a hands on specialty contractor in alaska, (and an ex-commercial fisherman) and live outside in all forms of weather. Straight from work into hiking, fishing, mountain biking, dog walking, mechanicing, x-c sking, etc., etc. Every day. My pants get used very hard, (Carhardts have never lasted me more than 6 WEEKS, and are miserable to wear when wet, which is most of the time here) and this type of pant wears like iron (5 plus YEARS now on one pair) and remain comfortable in all of our weather (with long johns in winter, and raingear as nesc.)
These Lowes are new, but fit fine, look as well constructed, and have a thicker layer on knees and seat that looks great(durable).
Reviewed by hiker Jay from Ironwood, MI on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
My wife ordered me a pair of these pants for walking and hiking once the weather cooled off. They are perfect for 50 degrees and below. They block the wind, yet are lightweight and easy to move in. Now I want another pair!!!
Reviewed by Zenith from Boston on Thursday, May 6, 2010
Never buy this, you will lose your life with this in mountaineering definitely!! It's not windproof, not waterproof, not warm at all. It's a 20-bulk ADIDAS running pant sewing with some pads of rubber.I am so stupid to take such [*] home. It is the worst order I have ever made in my 7 years' exploring.
Reviewed by Chark from CO on Friday, April 23, 2010
Pants are very soft, comfortable and stretchy; like thin sweatpants. Unfortunately I do not feel they would be very durable or very water resistant. Great pants for hiking in the winter, but not suitable for "alpine ascents".
Reviewed by Mr. Squishy from Kodiak, Alaska on Thursday, April 8, 2010
These pants are so comfortable that I wear them around town running errands as well as for x-c skiing, hiking, etc. They are perfect for Kodiak's marine climate - they keep me warm and dry in wet, windy weather. I wish they had cargo pockets like the ArcTeryx Gamma pant and I'm not sure the crotch zipper will hold up over time. But so far I love them and bought an extra pair.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Cross Country, Hiking, Snowboarding/Skiing
Reviewed by vorticity from Woodland Park, CO on Monday, April 5, 2010
It's tough to justify the price of soft shell pants at any price, but given the Sierra Trading Post value, I went ahead and made the plunge. I want to use these to bag my final 31 Colorado 14ers. That required something that doesn't bind my kneecaps when "climbing stairs" for 10-12 miles. As a test, I wore these for 15 hours straight last week. I really like them a LOT.