Breathable Polartec Power Shield stretch-woven nylon/polyester soft-shell fabric is treated with Hard face Technology for improved durability and wind- and water-resistance; waterproof/breathable H2No Performance Standard fabric in the seat and knees
Separating waist with zip fly and hook-and-loop tab closure has built-in separating belt with adjustable slider-hook buckle; lies flat under a harness or backpack
Brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort
Mesh thigh vents
Two harness- and pack-compatible pleated thigh pockets
Ski-boot-compatible zippered cuffs with expandable 2-position snaps, scuff guards and internal mini-gaiters with tie-down loops
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Mixed Guide Pant
Weight: 21.6 oz / 612 g
H2No Performance Standard Shell: 4.8-oz 70 denier 100% nylon ripstop, with a waterproof/breathable barrier
"I like these, as long as you realize there is zero lining"
I chose these because I am tired of the stupidly baggy look of traditional snowboard pants. These look really sharp, however, in order to look that sharp they have absolutely no lining. They are made for climbing and I'm far from a climber. I wear these for moderate snowboarding, being outside in general in the winter, and tailgating at football games when the temp approaches negative numbers. They are good at breaking the wind and that helps keep you warm as long as you layer below. I have worn sweatpants and been fine, Pata Cap 4 bottoms and been fine, and Icebreaker merino baselayer bottoms and been fine. I have the red, they are loudly bright red, and I personally think they are awesome.
The pants look and feel awesome. I haven't had them in the snow yet, but with some at-home waterproof testing, they seem to do the trick if the snow turns to mush, down the road. The stitching is all high quality and the construction seems to be well thought out for hard use. I'm interested to see how the integrated belt will fit and hold up with a harness, but I have a feeling Patagonia knows what they're up to. Right?