Mountain Hardwear's Chockstone Midweight Active pants combine durability and softshell performance characteristics with a slim stretch fit and ingenious belt arrangement.
Mountain Hardwear says:
Durable softshell pant for hiking and technical climbing. For serious climbers, Chockstone Midweight Active Pants are tough, dependable, and slim-cut to move with you on the rockface. They have excellent stretch. In the harness, the two secure zip pockets are easily accessible, and the no-slip cinch belt by Metolius is one-hand adjustable--and it stays adjusted.
Classic softshell pant for hiking and technical climbing. Durable and limber fabric moves with you, on the trail or in the harness.
Mountain Hardwear's Chockstone Midweight Active Pants are the tough option for activities requiring good freedom of movement. They have a good feature-set with an interesting belt arrangement, the belt is fixed at one side of the button opening with an adjustment buckle that tightens the webbing belt around the back. With this arrangement you don't need to undo the belt to take the pants off, and adjustment can be done with one hand. Its ingenious and works.
Other features are more conventional, soft inner waistband and zipped pockets with mesh interiors. There are no back pockets, and there is no adjustment at the hem. The stretch material though ensures a slim fit and comfortable movement.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear