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Offline Climah

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Mountain Hardwear Pants
« on: November 12, 2002, 06:48:12 PM »
Anyone have an opinion (Good, Bad or Otherwise) on Mountain Hardwear's Ascent pants (Conduit fabric) or Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0? I'm looking for a new pair and if possible I'd like to avoid Gore Tex prices. Any suggestions?

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Re: Mountain Hardwear Pants
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2002, 03:45:43 PM »
I've got em, and like em, especially with the suspenders.  I cut the internal gaiters out of mine tho.  The price was right, and they aren't really too beefy.  I've never been accussed of
being a skinny guy and I wear mediums quite comfortably over polypro or even a pair of light schoeller-type pants.  Perhaps not as durable as other more expensive (and heavier) shell pants.

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Re: Mountain Hardwear Pants
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2002, 11:47:42 PM »
I have mtn hardwear ultra's and like them very much.

As for conduit - I have one conduit piece and it works quite well.
However, for duability etc. you have to check the face fabric
of the item.

As for avoiding gore-tex prices, avoid retail altogether with gear swapping or ebay :)

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Re: Mountain Hardwear Pants
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2002, 06:20:32 AM »
I have a pair of the Conduit pants, and they work great...however, I have recently started moving away from the waterproof/breathable laminates, and started using more of the hydrophobic, water resistant, highly durable stuff like Schoeller or Power Stretch...the stuff keeps you almost as dry as Goretex, is more breathable, and usually is less expensive....
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Re: Mountain Hardwear Pants
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2003, 01:56:49 AM »
Use the net to find deals - buy on sale, out of season if possible

whatever you save - buy some steak and
spend the rest on drink!