Ready to keep you dry when you’re stranded in the rain, the StormLine Stretch Full Zip Rain Pants provide the security and confidence you need to head into the unknown. Featuring our BD.dry™ waterproof/breathable/windproof solution—engineered to shield you from whatever the weather holds—the StormLine Stretch Rain Pants are extremely sleek and packable, while also durable and comfortable thanks to their ultra-stretchy fabric. With a gusseted seat and articulated knees, these pants don’t hold you back on-route. The full-length side zippers on either leg make it easy to regulate temps and slip on over your layers while an elastic waist with internal drawcord gives you a customized fit. The pants also have a back-right zippered pocket to stash topos or other essentials, and if the sun comes out they stow into this pocket and clip to a harness or pack via the carabiner clip loop.
Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]
Cleaning Down Gear: What’s The Real Deal? Today’s down can be chemically treated so it is hydrophobic, and is available in super-powered 900 or 1000+ fill-power. These fancy, lightweight, and expensive items naturally give us pause at the laundry room door. We automatically know not to treat our down gear like a cotton t-shirt. So what’s […]
The Flats, Ingraham Glacier, Mount Rainier – 10:00 p.m. It’s the night before your summit push, and you’re lying in your tent wide awake. Your tentmate is fast asleep next to you. Adrenaline and nervous energy made it difficult for you both to settle down after dinner, especially since the Pacific Northwest sun was still […]