These top quality softshell pants are designed for serious high alpine use. They are light enough to be versatile and will suit any mountainous activities from hiking to climbing. Reinforced Cordura patches give these pants a rugged and durable finish.
The Base Jump SO Pants Men are robust wind-repellent soft shell pants for (high) alpine activities and have a modern, athletic fit. Made from schoeller® stretch material, with pre-shaped knee sections and a gusset crotch, they open up unlimited freedom of movement. At the same time, robust Cordura material reinforcements on the knees, edges and seat mean the Base Jump pants are also ideal for use on the rocks. Other features on the pants are a button designed to prevent accidental opening, zippers to adjust the leg hems and various pockets which are easily accessible even when wearing a climbing harness.
Mammut's Base Jump SO Softshell Pants are designed to withstand some serious punishment. With reinforced areas over the knees, seat and inner ankles where abrasion is most likely the Cordura fabric makes a big difference to durablility. The schoeller ecorepel fabric does a good job of keeping out the wind and repelling water. The cut of the pants makes them comfortable for walking and climbing in most conditions.
With four good zip pockets, adjustable zip cuffs and a pretty unique button closure at the waist these pants have plenty of features to keep you comfortable in changing environments. I have used these pants for multi-day hiking trips and some easier climbing (although I prefer much lighter and thinner climbing pants) and they have performed really well throughout. The sliding button on the waist closure is a good idea for not opening when you don't want it to but it takes some getting used to and can be a bit frustrating, especially at the end of a tiring day in the mountains.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear