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Patagonia Simul Alpine Pants Review


Whether you’re gearing up for a climbing trip or backcountry skiing, Patagonia’s Simul Alpine Pants are a great option. They’re lightweight, breathable, and versatile enough for most three-season trips into the alpine.

They’re made from a soft stretch shell fabric, and they move with you as you climb. They’re also abrasion-resistant and tough against crampon points, ice axes, and ski edges.


Whether you’re moving quickly and efficiently over rock and snow or relaxing in the comfort of your living room after a day on the slopes, these soft shell pants are built with durability and breathability in mind. Fair Trade Certified(tm) sewn, they feature a DWR finish that helps repel water and prevents moisture from soaking in.

They’re comfortable enough for all-day use, with an internal waist belt that offers a slim yet secure fit. They’re also breathable for outdoor activities in the shoulder seasons, and the material is stretchy enough to provide ample movement during exercise.

These lightweight yet protective soft-shell pants let you move quickly and easily over alpine rock and snow. They’re a great option for mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and ice climbing. They’re also easy to wash, thanks to their durable polyester fabric and quick drying process.


Mountaineering is rough on your pants, from scraping them across rocks to getting snagged by ice axes and crampons. Keeping your pants in good shape is crucial to your safety and enjoyment.

The Patagonia Simul Alpine Pants are a great example of a well designed piece of gear that will last. They feature a gusseted crotch and knees for mobility on the move, while a number of zippered pockets help you keep your essentials handy.

The 6.2-oz 91% recycled polyester/9% elastane double-woven softshell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds light precipitation without feeling heavy. They are also a good choice for the cold weather months, as the polyester fabric will wick away moisture from your body to keep you warm and dry.


Designed to keep you warm and comfortable on rough-weather climbs in alpine environments, Patagonia’s Simul Alpine Pants are made with a stretchy softshell fabric that dries quickly after heavy rain or snowfall. They also feature a durable water repellent (DWR) finish that sheds light precipitation, and the OppoSet adjustable waist allows you to adjust the fit to prevent bunching or slippage.

These pants are a great choice for 3-season mountaineering, skiing, and backpacking adventures in the mountains. They’re comfortable enough to wear for sunny summer days, and they have plenty of ventilation in the thigh pockets. They’re also lightweight, so you can move fast from the valley floor to the ice and rock without overheating. The articulated cut and gusseted crotch offer plenty of range of motion for high-stepping and French technique climbing, and the narrow lower leg design helps to keep your boots clear of snow when you’re on a glacier. They aren’t as light as the newest generation of insulated alpine pants, but they’re still one of the lightest men’s options I’ve ever tried.


The Patagonia Simul Alpine Pants are a lightweight softshell option for alpine climbing, backpacking and backcountry skiing. They’re durable enough to stand up to rock and ice, but they also breathe well so you stay comfortable. They feature a technical cut and articulated pattern, along with an adjustable waist (no more belt loops!) for a custom fit. Tie-down loops at the cuff let you secure them to your boots, and a gusseted crotch and knees allow for free movement when moving quickly in the mountains.

They weigh in at just 13.6 ounces, making them one of the lightest alpine climbing pants on the market. This is made possible through the use of a polyester stretch fabric that breathes and resists wind, rain and snow. Plus, the streamlined design eliminates excess weight and bulk, and the OppoSet(tm) waist adjusts to prevent them from slipping, which is an important design feature for alpine climbers who are constantly on the move.