If you're tired of having a wet rear end or legs, pull on one of the best multi purpose overpants on the market. Walking or skiing, the full-length side zips allow you to keep your boots on when pulling on or taking off the pants. Other features include reinforced and articulated knees, fly front and removable braces. The Tempest pant is made from mid weight Hydronaute Pro 3 layer fabric which offers outstanding breathability and waterproofness.
I have been using a basic pair of Mont Hydronaute pants for about 10 years now and have been very happy with them. They have seen a lot of miles and never let me down and still in great condition. But I really wanted to upgrade to pants with full length zips so I don't have to take my boots off - and I also like the option of venting by opening up the top of the zips - although I expect the Hydronaute Pro will do a good job in most situations. These Tempest pants are great. I haven't used them yet but have full confidence that they will be better than my trusty old pair. The zips are great, knee reinforcement is spot on and build quality is excellent. The fit is good and plenty of room in the cuff to fit ski boots. I really can't fault them. These will be my go to pants for ski touring, snow shoeing and resorts. In my opinion they are probably overkill for normal bushwalking - but if you like to go rough, off track and hiking exposed peaks in bad weather or just need something bulletproof these will certainly do the job. Thanks Mont.
This is the second pair of Tempest pants I have bought. The first pair was six years ago. I am a leg amputee and need to take off my prosthetic leg before skiing three track and then put it back on when I have finished skiing. The full length zips make the whole process much much easier. With thermals underneath, the pants have kept me warm and dry even in deep snow. I have bought a second pair because the inner snow cuff has worn where it rubbed on my ski boot buckles.
Haven’t used them yet but really pleased with the thought that has gone into the design of these over-trousers & the overall quality. Spoke with Andrew at Mont re. sizing before purchasing online. Andrew was really helpful & the Over-trousers were dispatched the same day - Great service!