Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants - Men's
I bought these as my third pair of pants in the Patagonia Guide series. I already had and loved the Guide and Backcountry Guide pants, but wanted something in between. The Alpine Guide pants fill the bill perfectly! I use them for warmer weather and spring randonee skiing, as well as summer climbing when I want something a little more substantial than the Guide pants. The fit, construction and features are excellent.
February 23, 2014
Good quality but weird features
I am cheerfully using my new version of Patagonia's Guide Pants. They don't seem as windproof as my old ones but that is an uncertain and minor complaint. The design of the fly's zipper and attachment point are downright bizarre. When one unzips, the small circular velcro attachment point invariably comes loose, which is awkward in a cold wind. This will be fixed by sewing in a metal slot arrangement to secure the top of the pants when using the zipper, but customers should not have to pay to fix very expensive pants. Further, the belt design allows of no place to put the extra webbing after tightening.
February 15, 2014
I had the lightweight Guide Pants, my summer hiking and climbing pants, and the heavyweight Backcountry Guide Pants, my ski pants. I wanted something in between. Now, with these Alpine Guide Pants, I'm set for everything in the mountains, year round. I love the design, fabric and fit.
February 2, 2014