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|Mountain Equipment G2 Ultimate Mountain Pant|
Firstly, they are made entirely for Gore Windstopper fabric which is 100% windproof, a godsend in the winter, as they help to reduce the chill of a January northerly. That fabric is actually constructed in the same way as Gore-Tex with a waterproof membrane sandwiched between two fabric layers. The difference here is that the outer fabric is a softshell material and the seams aren't taped. What you are buying is a non-waterproof waterproof. If that makes sense. The trade here is vastly increased breathability.
|Knee articulation and wind-proof seams|
Here's the technical spec from Mountain Equipment:
- Windstopper soft shell fabric
- 2 zipped hand pockets and 2 thigh vents
- Removable and fully adjustable braces
- Integrated belt with double press-stud waist closure
- Reinforced kick strips and bonded hem for durability
- Internal gaiters
- Ankle zips with internal gusset panel to accommodate larger mountain boots
I wear a large pair which equate to a 34" waist and they are very comfortable - not too tight and not too loose. A real Goldilocks pair of trousers.
|The G2 Pants in the tame surroundings of our house|
There are a few details that I really like on these trousers, the first being the zipped thigh vents. Despite their subtle differences to waterproof materials, an additional membrane will always decrease breathability and lead to hot, sweaty legs. The thigh vents go some way to help alleviate this and they work really well. The only criticism is they could be a bit longer - like the ones on the Montane Terra trousers.
|Thigh vents with mesh-backers|
|Double snap closure and integrated belt|
|The G2's on their way up Pike O'Blisco|