A day at Ben Nevis: scrappy mixed climbing alternating with high-output simulclimbing through wind, wet snow and relentless spindrift. Our Mixed Guide Pants aren’t scared. The pants use an H2No(R) Performance Standard fully waterproof/breathable 3-layer nylon shell in the seat and knees, while the remaining areas rely on a heavy-duty but highly breathable Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) stretch-woven blend (polyester/nylon/spandex) with Hardface(R) Technology that improves the DWR (durable water repellent) finish’s resistance to wind, water, snow and abrasion. Features include zippered thigh vents (with mesh) for temperature regulation on uphill grinds, a flat-lying waist with an adjustable, built-in belt; a 2-way zippered fly for easy harness-wearing relief; two harness-compatible pleated drop-in thigh pockets; a brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort and articulated knees. The gusseted, zippered cuffs have two snap positions, edge guards and internal mini-gaiters with tie-down loops to accommodate a variety of boots.