Rab Muztag GORE-TEX PRO Pants

If you’re the type who refuses to let adverse weather alter alpine pursuits, then you need gear that keeps up. One of those key pieces is a dependable pair of alpine pants. Rab built its Muztag GTX Pants with advanced alpinists in mind.

Hardwearing and breathable, these Muztag GTX Pants are built from the new 40-denier GORE-TEX PRO, delivering breathability and extreme-weather waterproofing for arduous mountain activities. Designed with articulated knees and an adjustable waist, these pants can accommodate large mountain boots without restricting movement. Reinforced crampon patches and two-way side zips enable easy venting with a climbing harness, or when you need to dump heat during an approach.

This GearJunkie staffer spent several days out in Vail, Colo., putting these pants to the test in everything from mixed and ice climbing to nordic ski sessions. These pants exceeded his expectations in keeping him dry, comfortable, and protected throughout. The low-bulk fit makes it easy to see his feet while climbing, and the reinforced patches on the pants kept him from creating punctures with his crampons. The option to zip down the legs to quickly dump heat proved crucial.

Rab nailed the details dialed on these pants, and it sets them apart from other options he has tried.