The Bask Pants from Mammut are a warm, winter softshell pair of trousers, and I like wearing them in colder weather. There is good stretch all around – I’ve scrambled regularly in them, and they are comfortable against the skin, although the seams aren’t flat. They also offer more wind and rain resistance than other trousers reviewed here. There are two zipped front pockets, two zipped pockets at the rear, and two small pockets just above the knee. I can’t really discern the reason for these, especially as the zip opens at the side. They don’t take a map and anything heavy hits against the knee; the only advantage is the mesh pockets that allows extra ventilation. There are three adjustments on the ankle hem, while the waist fastener is a strong press stud, and a simple belt. Overall, it’s the comfort that make these really good. 

First published: Nov 2013

Overview

  • Overall: 4 out of 5

Pros: comfort, warmth

Cons: no long leg option, leg pockets

  • Details: PRICE Ј110 MATERIAL 50% Polyamide, 40% Polyester, 10% Elastane WEIGHT 637g COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China
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