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Patagonia Men's KnifeRidge Pants

$265.00 - $227.00
$265.00 - $227.00
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Equally suited for high-stepping up and hop-turning down, our KnifeRidge Pants are built from stretchy Polartec® Power Shield® Pro, a fabric with remarkable breathability given its waterproof protection.

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When your hierarchy of backcountry needs remain stable—big mountains, protection, breathability, snow and ice—our KnifeRidge Pants deliver a unique balance of soft-shell breathability and hard-shell protection. Their function begins with the fully seam-taped, lightweight and stretchy 3-layer Polartec® Power Shield® Pro fabric, which remains waterproof in all but a downpour. It has a soft, pliable hand that slides easily over layers yet also withstands abrasion, while the articulated patterning complements the fabric’s stretch. Features include a drop seat with 2-way watertight side zippers that double as thigh vents, a 2-way zippered fly, a watertight zippered right-thigh pocket with a glued-in stretch-mesh pocket bag, belt loops, removable suspenders, and a rear attachment loop (for jackets with a powder strap). The slim lower leg has a calf-length zipper with an expandable gusset, a single-cuff design with a 2-position snap tab for both alpine and ski boots, a shock-cord adjustment, tie-down loops, a durable scuff guard and a concealed RECCO® reflector.
  • Lightweight and stretchy 3-layer Polartec® Power Shield® Pro fabric delivers a unique balance of soft-shell breathability and hard-shell protection
  • Articulated pattern with fully taped low-bulk, watertight seams
  • Pants have belt loops, jacket attachment loop at rear and removable 4-point suspender strap; separating waist with snap closure and 2-way zip fly
  • Drop-seat configuration features snap-tab closures and 2-way watertight zippers that double as thigh vents
  • Right-thigh pocket with watertight zipper and glued-in stretch-mesh pocket bag
  • Single-cuff design works equally well with alpine and ski boots; shockcord adjustment at cuff, sewn tie-down loops, and calf-length welted zipper with expandable gusset and 2-position snap-tab
  • Slim lower leg with durable scuff guard and concealed RECCO® reflector
  • Shell: 3-layer, 5.6-oz Polartec® Power Shield® Pro 90% polyester/10% spandex plain weave with a waterproof/breathable barrier, jersey-knit backer and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 538 g (19 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

Weather Resistant

Designed to strike the optimal balance between weather protection and breathability, Polartec Power Shield Pro fabrics feature a smooth, tightly woven face for great abrasion resistance, and a polyester back for a high warmth-to-weight ratio. The membrane in the middle enables the fabric to block 99% of the wind. The remaining 1% circulates within the fabric which greatly enhances moisture vapor transmission, improving breathability and reducing the risk of heat stress buildup. Polartec Power Shield fabrics have the best breathability in the soft shell market. In fact, Polartec Power Shield Pro fabrics are 30-50% more breathable than windproof soft shells in dynamic or active conditions.


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Men's Kniferidge Pants is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid backcountry pant I am very picky about ski pants these are one of my favorite pairs I have used yet. The fit of the Kniferige is hands down THE BEST. Low cut bib, enough room for big cyclist thighs, and good length for a touring pant. My two gripes are these: One: the cuff sucks for some types of boots. If you ski tour with Dynafit boots (with an ultralock ski/walk mode change) (I.e. Vulcans, mercurys, TLT6's or TLT5's) there is not enough room in the cuff to fit the buckle when it is open for walking. Bummer. I have actually punched a hole in the cuff extending material from rubbing my open boot buckles. I just ended up cutting out all the interior fabric to allow my buckle to stick out of the pant. Cool. Problem is, this has placed an undue burden on the closure zipper, which consequentially broke after a few long days. I would attempt to warranty them, but I realize that modifying the pant doesn't bode well for warranty sake. Two: the fabric is too thin. Let me elaborate. The fabric is too thin in some places. For instance, the knees, and around the cuffs. The old backcountry guide pants had rad little reinforced knees that made them exceptionally durable. And also gave them a sort of work-pant-style that I have yet to see duplicated with any other softshell pants on the market. I totally understand that the lightness and minimal use of the fabric makes this pants super lightweight. This is awesome. However, I and many other serious backcountry skiers really want to pants that can keep up the the adventures that come along with ski touring. Overall, I would still reccomend these pants to a friend. Especially someone who has boots that have a spine actuated walk mode rather than a buckle actuated walk mode. (Atomic Backland, Scarpa Maestrale, etc.) this would solve the only REAL gripe I have with these pants. Get yourself a pair, they really are great touring pants.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great material but design not quite there I really wanted to love these pants, but unfortunately the design is not quite there in my view. The material is outstanding. It is extremely soft, stretchy and comfortable, and with people like Kelly Cordes raving about how breathable yet waterproof it is (look at Polartech website), you know it works well. The item looks and feels beautiful, as you would expect from Patagonia. However, the pants have some weaknesses, which can be fixed fairly easily: - The waist is not adjustable, unlike other Patagonia ski pants. If you want to stuff a midlayer inside the bibs, you may be running out of space and be forced to leave it outside (at least for how they fit me). That could be fixed with a slightly wider cut but an option to cinch at the waist. - The cuff is also tight. This leaves hardly any room for unbuckled backcountry boots when skinning up, or bulkier alpine boots. I think this is asking for a rip to develop sooner or later. - There is no snow gaiter. These are marketed as ski pants, so they would benefit from that option. How often do you get snow in your boots? That depends on where and how you ski, but at little extra weight and loss of breathability, the pants could add a feature that would make them even more versatile. - The metal zippers for the side vents come into contact directly with your skin, and… guess what, they feel cold! OK, so it may not be a big deal to feel two cold spots near your butt, but I found this off-putting. You could superglue a tiny patch of fabric to the backs of the zippers, but you shouldn’t have to do that. At least when the zippers are shut, there should be a small cover patch there. All in all, these are more geared towards alpine climbing and less towards ski mountaineering in their current version in my view. With a couple of tweaks, they could be that backcountry/Skimo pant that you always gravitate to.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical Got these for spring skiing / ski mountaineering. I sweat tons! Have been using these without long johns and they are great! Beein in very cold / windy conditions and they deliver!
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool pant Just got these. The vid description is right on. Climb up... ski down. These are not a all day resort pant for sure. Super light and stretchy. I would say they are more of a trim fit than regular. I got med. and I have had plenty of patty pants in med and these are trim from top to bottom. 5'11 168lbs. 32 waist..... The fit is great for alpine or ice climbing for sure. Ski boots fit easily when you zip out the lower leg. I also have the Super Alpine bib in med and they are a regular fit compared to these. Love them both. Cheers........
Date published: 2015-12-18
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