If youre looking for a new, high-quality pair of hardshell trousers for mountaineering, you should have a closer look at the technical Cyclon Pant from Mountain Hardwear. These 3-layer trousers are an excellent choice for mountaineering, ice climbing, alpine adventures and ski mountaineering.
The Polartec fabric is designed to offer the protection of a classic hardshell whilst simultaneously providing the comfort and breathability of a softshell, and it does. The fabric is windproof and waterproof, so it will keep you as dry as possible. The elasticity of the fabric and the elastic elements on the seat and knees will allow for the freedom of movement you need for climbing. The belt will help to give you a secure fit. If you get too hot, the long 7/8 ventilation zips will give you some relief! The press studs at the leg endings are pretty useful as well, as they prevent them from flapping in the wind when the ventilation zips are open. For protection in deep snow, the trousers come equipped with gaiters as well. The 2-way zipped pockets are roomy enough for a GPS device, a beacon or other pieces of equipment.
The Cyclone Pant is an excellent pair of hardshell trousers for all you avid climbers out there!