Patagonia Women's Alpine Guide Pants

October 27, 2008

For my light and fast alpine adventures that require a little more warmth than my transition tights, I love to use the Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants. The perfect weight for a lightweight softshell, they are awesome on their own in warmer temperatures, and make for great cold weather wear when paired with a baselayer. The Alpine Guide Pants are super stretchy and also wind resistant, so they work great for those colder days at the crag at the end of the season, when you're trying hard to stretch rock season as long as it can go (much like all of us are doing here in the Wasatch Range right now...)! If you are wanting to invest in one softshell pant that will serve a variety of uses, I would get this one! Women's Alpine Guide Pant Belt Loops! My favorite feature on any climbing pant, and surprisingly enough, not a lot of pants have them. Pant legs have a zippered cuff, and also an elastic drawcord, so you can cinch them down tight when necessary or open the zipper for more space. DWR (Durable Water Repellent) Finish makes these pants great in snow and light rain. Low profile zippers on pockets keep them out of the way when not in use, still leaving you access to a total of 4 pockets, but not in an obtrusive way. A quick word about sizing- I am about 5 feet 4 inches, weighing around 115 lbs. Normally, in Patagonia's casual pants, I fit in a size 2. In these pants, I wear a size 4. I also own the backcountry guide pant, and am a size 6 in those! Be sure to pay close attention to measurements online or try on in person before purchasing! BUY NOW! Patagonia Women's Alpine Guide Pant

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