03-08-2012, 02:52 AM
I needed a new pair of ski pants that I could also use for winter mountaineering and the Mountain Equipment Karakorum pants have been just the job. They are well made, waterproof and windproof and weigh a lot less than my old ski trousers. They have elasticated cuffs which can be tied under your boots to form gaiters but the elastic alone keeps them snug enough for snowshoeing without letting any snow into your boots. The full length side zips make them easy to get on and off over boots and crampons. Highly recommended and at around £160, it's cheaper than buying ski pants and mountain trousers.