Lets face it — when it comes to wind and water resistance, Gore-Tex is the good stuff. It doesn't come around often and we have limited stock of it.
We're not talking about your typical surplus pants, Think more like Arc'Teryx LEAF but about 90% off. We love Austrian surplus; especially when they make it with Gore-Tex. And it's not hard to see why.
The Austrian Bundesheer has famously high standards for their gear. In the punishing climate of the Alps, they need some of the best damn clothing in the world to adapt to it's conditions. Wet or windy, these pants can take it.
The Gore-Tex pants have zippers going down the entire side seam to expand and contract if you're layering a lot of gear or need to don the pants without taking your boots off. Additionally, the zipper allows for pass-through near the top to get at underlayer pockets. They also feature integrated adjustable suspenders, a drawstring waist, an interior zippered mesh pocket, zippered fly, and everything has a storm flap to keep every molecule of air and water possible out of your pants.
We've sorted the Alpine Hardshell pants by generation:
The "Old Gen" uses SympaTex and has a smoother outershell, reminscent of heavier commercial snowpants (without the weight of course). Colorwise they're very close to the M65 Waterproof Parka.
The "New Gen" uses Gore-Tex and has a sturdy outershell. Colorwise it's very close to the Austrian Alpine Hardshell Parka.
- Outer Shell: 100% Polyamid
- Membrane: 100% PTFE Gore-Tex
- Inner Lining: 100% Polyamid
- Integrated adjustable suspenders
- Drawstring waist
- Zippered thru-pockets with storm flaps to access pants pockets underneath
- Interior zippered mesh storage pocket
- Zippered fly with Velcro storm flap
- Fully zippered side seams with Velcro storm flap for easy donning/doffing
Pants are in great condition. Some wear-marks or minor blemishes may be present. No holes, tears, or fading.
Refer to this sizing chart. Note that these are meant to fit slightly large in order to accommodate layers underneath.