Insulated Pants (Mountain Hardwear vs First Ascent)

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Re: Insulated Pants (Mountain Hardwear vs First Ascent)

Postby Bean » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:03 am

jbchalk wrote:I love my old MHW Chugach Pant...I think they are called the Compressor pant now? I've worn them on Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, etc summit days and have been absolutely awesome.

Same pants.
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Re: Insulated Pants (Mountain Hardwear vs First Ascent)

Postby MuchosPixels » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:23 am

This would be my choice:

Arcteryx Atom LT pants ( http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Pants-Shorts/Atom-LT-Pant# )

The fabric is super nice and more resistant and Not Shiny like the MH and patagonia nylons.
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Re: Insulated Pants (Mountain Hardwear vs First Ascent)

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:27 am

MuchosPixels wrote:Not Shiny.

Good point. Slick stuff moves faster on slick snow.
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Re: Insulated Pants (Mountain Hardwear vs First Ascent)

Postby MuchosPixels » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:46 am

True!

But the biggest benefit is the durability of the fabric against normal use. The Igniter fabric is IMHO a bit to easily damaged. Dunno if they changed it for this year though.

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