The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
A winning combination.
Ok, now try that in freezing wet wind and cold, with the fabric flapping about and your fingers going numb. Mmm. Easier said than done. But done nonetheless.
· Much more breathable than nylon pants and are comfortable in a wide range of climates/weather (Have not tried the black ones in hot, 90+ F/32+ C weather yet).
· Somewhat water resistant – water beads initially, but takes some time to soak in. Good for light rain or brief exposure to heavy rain, but a 30-minute bike commute in bay area rain left me soaked regularly.
· The hook-and-loop closures at the cuffs are bonded by a heat activated adhesive (read: don’t put in dryer for too long). In addition, the hook-and-loop fasteners tend to adhere to wool socks. Recommendation – replace hook-and-loop fasteners with snaps (possibly shock cord, but the side zippers would lose functionality)
· The zip side pockets are shallow and things tend to fall out when left unzipped.