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Mountain Hardwear Minalist Shell Pants - Waterproof (For Men)
Closeouts. Three-layer Dry.Q® Elite construction and outstanding knee articulation make Mountain Hardwear Minalist shell pants a great choice for skiers seeking the ultimate in breathability and weather protection.
Average Rating based on 6 reviews 3.000000 0 5
Reviewed by SJG from NYC on Friday, June 3, 2016As I expected, these pants are a no-nonsense shell. Exactly what I was looking for. High quality materials. Not too many pockets or other complexities. Top notch waterproof materials. Well constructed. But the cut of the pants makes you scratch your head. I read the other reviews here about the odd sizing and decided to order a Medium and a Small to see which works. The answer is neither. I am 6' 155 lbs and wear a size Medium in just about everything with the occasional Large. I'm usually good with pants that are 32x32. The Small Minalist pants were tight in the seat making them too restrictive to wear for alpine and telemark skiing. The legs were a little long but OK with a huge flare below the knee.The Medium MInalist pants had a perfect fit above the knee but the flare was even bigger and they were ridiculously long. Even if you were thin and very tall, the bell bottoms seem in conflict with the purpose of these pants. There is just so much material down there, it's hard to think these are the right pants for doing anything athletic. The flare below the knew is as baggy as any snowboarding pant I've seen. Mountain Hardwear had a great concept and blew it with the cut. I don't know if they hired some Project Runway reject or something.
I would say these pants are for you ONLY if you are extremely tall for your waist size AND you don't mind a ridiculously large bell bottom look.
Reviewed by Maine cyclist from Burlington, VT on Sunday, May 29, 2016have to agree with everyone else - waist wasn't bad, but length?? and why waste so much material, which you would not want on ski pants, to make them legs so blouse-y? great pant, great colors, but just could never fit them (unless I went through a bizarre growth spurt).
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mike from MO on Friday, January 29, 2016I'm 5'10" 175 lbs. Git the medium and the waist and everything was practically perfect, except the length. Holy cow. Ski pants are nice to have a little long but these must be 35 to 36" inseam. Adobe is a great color too with a black jacket. The bottoms are super flared as well. Don't see how these could fit a medium person unless you're 6'3" and 180 lbs
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Snow Junkie from Idaho on Tuesday, January 12, 2016After reading about the sizing of the product, I ordered both the medium and the large to cover my basis. It turned out that neither one fit. I have long legs a 34 inch waist and a 33 inch inseam. I found these pants tight around the hips and thighs and exceedingly long. They will work if you are tall and skinny through the thighs and hip. The overall quality of the product looked great. I was bummed they did not fit.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by David the hike from Canton on Monday, March 30, 2015the minalist shell pants are very tough, with dry.q elite 3 cell waterproof protecktion, but it is quite long. i am 183cm, it is about 5 cm more than i expect.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by occassional climber from Illinois on Sunday, February 15, 2015Good length, usually wear 33-34" and am 6'3". Comfortable shells that keep you warm. Still new and am a little concerned about the thin material but so far it has been good. Used it skiing and plan to use it for some mountaineering.