There's nothing quite like hitting the mountain in state-of-the-art Gore-Tex technical outerwear, but when it comes to rough and tumble durability, these moisture-wicking wonders often fall short. The Missoula Pants from Salt Lake City-based Causwell balance waterproof breathability with heritage workwear design elements. Constructed from rugged industrial nylon with a 10k durable water-repellant coating, the Missoula Pants feature a double-front knee, hammer loop and riveted stress points. Designed to take a beating, the Missoula Pants will only improve with age and use—from the mountain to your workshop.
"We drew inspiration from the needs of those who live, work and play in mountainous areas of the world to develop a cold weather workwear pant," says Causwell founder Mike Schneider. "Without sacrificing integrity, we have re-interpreted a classic double-front work pant [and] refined the overall fit to meet modern standards of a new generation of backcountry skiers and snowboarders, guides, mountain employees, snowcat drivers, ranch hands and construction workers alike." With the Wasatch Mountain range in their backyard, the team at Causwell finds themselves hitting the mountains not just to ski, but fish, camp and bike. The Missoula pants offer a trimmer fit, but allow enough room for a base layer and open below the knee to fit over ski, snowboard and work boots. Ankle gaiters keep the snow out while zippered vents allow for some fresh air for when you really start working—making for true all-purpose winter pants.
The Missoula Pant is available from Causwell for $200 online.
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