Described simply as The Best Pants Ever by one of Patagonia's biggest fans. But don't take his word for it!
Our lightest polyester stretch-woven alpine pants, the Simple Guide Pants offer a technical fit with 4-way stretch and excellent breathability.
A staple for alpine rock, light and fast mixed climbing, ski touring and all things mountain, our soft-shell Simple Guide Pants deliver in every condition. They’re our lightest stretch-woven alpine climbing pants. The polyester (100% recycled)/spandex double-weave blend stretches with your every stride, stays durable but lightweight, moves sweat, is breathable and resists weather with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The styling features a technical, tapered fit in the lower legs, a 2-way zippered fly and a partially elasticized waistband. Other details include articulated knees and a gusseted crotch for mobility and DWR-treated reverse-coil zippers on the pockets: two front, one thigh and one rear hip.
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators. Water Resistant
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
• Lightweight, breathable, wind- and abrasion-resistant stretch-woven soft-shell fabric, treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, wicks moisture and dries quickly
• Separating, partially elasticized waistband with sturdy metal bar-button, 2-way zippered fly and belt loops
• Pockets: two handwarmers, right thigh cargo, and right rear; all with reverse-coil zippers treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
• Articulated knees and gusseted crotch for optimal mobility
• Tapered lower leg
6.2-oz 91% all-recycled polyester/9% spandex double weave, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish