Mountain Hardwear's Stretch Ozonic Waterproof Overtrousers offer true full length zippers making getting these on and off particularly easy. Rich feature set and excellent 4 way stretch adds appeal.
Mountain Hardwear says: A waterproof, wet-weather athletic pant that boasts outstanding mobility. With fantastic all-over stretch for maximum range of motion, the Stretch Ozonic Pant is ideal for hiking, backpacking, or almost any other outdoor activity you can think of. The waterproof breathability of our Dry.Q™ Active technology keeps you from feeling soggy as you move and play.
||||Dry.Q Active is used to meet the high movement high breathability and low weight requirements of aerobic sports like running.The technology allows us to provide the waterproof protection of a hard shell with superlight and stretch fabrics. By engineering fabrics layer by layer and combining performance fabrics in new ways we can give athletes the protection of a rain jacket with the lightweight stretch and moisture management of a running top.|
Mountain Hardwear's Stretch Ozonic Waterproof Overtrousers are first and foremost superbly soft and stretchy so they offer great freedom of movement as well as a pretty comprehensive feature set. One of the key features is the true full length side zips which unzip from either the waist or the ankle making it extremely easy to get these pants on or off, even over sizeable footwear.
In addition though the Stretch Ozonic pants offer a fitted belt adjustment round the waist and zip fly with internal flap. They even have a small thigh pocket with waterproof zip. Strangely though, there's no adjustment at the ankle, although there are two loops that allow you to run a cord underneath your boots which would keep them in place pretty effectively.
Its rare to find waterproof overtrousers with a full length zip and such comprehensive features at this weight.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear