The middle of July means heat in the lower 48, but at Arpa in Chile, it means another steelhead day. No matter what conditions you encounter in July, maintain your warmth with these skin-friendly bottoms. Made from our most versatile merino baselayer fabric, Merino 2 Bottoms keep you warm and comfortable during active pursuits in cool-to-cold conditions. Naturally breathable and soft, merino regulates body temperature, has a great warmth-to-weight ratio, resists odor and stretches as you move. Our fine merino wool is responsibly sourced from the grasslands of Patagonia. We slow wash it for softness and shrink resistance, without the use of chlorine, then blend it with 18% Capilene® polyester (100% recycled) and a dash of spandex for increased durability, moisture management, dry times and stretch. Finer points include a brushed elastic waistband, functional fly and offset inseams for next-to-skin comfort. Machine wash cold; machine dry at low temperatures. Fabric is bluesign® approved.
COLDWEATHER PANTS RULE!!
3/2/2013 2:59 pm
st review cons... "not enough room to pull pants over boots". Who puts their boots on first then their pants? Really!?, not enough room to put your wading boots through the legs as you pull them up? These pants are awesome with an adjustable cuff. Nice fit and perfect length. Very warm and comfortable. Own more than one pair. If you are a serious fly fisherman you need these pants when the water temps are low. Nice pants to wear after a day on the water. perfect for the lodge.
3/2/2013 2:58 pm
I used these pants everyday while fishing for steelhead on the Salmon River, NY. The weather was a bit nasty (wet & cold) the first three days. I can tell you that these pants not only kept me warm and dry but they are as comfortable as my favorite sweat pants. I like the cargo pocket on the left side. The exterior does a nice job of repelling water and cuts the wind. Inside the pants have a ribbed fleece lining which kept me warm while wading in 40 degree water in my breathable Simms waders which I also would not hesitate to recommend. I have a 36" waist and found the XL to large in the waist, but, the length of the legs are dead on. Also, Simms provided velcro on the cuff to cinch up the pant leg so the pants don't ride up when putting your waders (great idea Simms). These pants are very durable and will last many years with proper care. My 3 fishing buddies who were with me last week wore sweats and dungarees under their waders, but, are buying these pants before their next trip for steelhead. OH yeah, I'm getting another pair too. Thanks Simms for another excellent, quality product!
3/2/2013 2:57 pm
These are the pants! They are warm, comfortable and true to size in the waist. The legs seem a little short but they will be perfect for wearing under waders. I think that I'll even order another pair to wear around in the other color. Great job Simms.