Pants and boots for mountain people doing mountain things
PATAGONIA PERFORMANCE STRAIGHT FIT $119
Made of 71 percent cotton and 29 percent Coolmax—a polyester, stretchy denim—the Performance pant is easy to move in and has a DWR finish for more protection against winter.
DU/ER STRAIGHT AND NARROW $119
These jeans , made with temperature-regulating Coolmax denim, have enough stretch to hike in the woods or layer over a pair of long underwear, with a cut that will make them your new favorite pair.
PRANA LONDON JEAN $99
A classic skinny jean made with organic cotton and a medium stretch that retains its shape after multiple wears. Available in multiple inseams.
LEVI’S 501 $119
Nothing techy or fancy here—just 100 percent cotton in a classic, trustworthy package.
DANNER VERTIGO 917 $220
With a little style as well as Vibram soles and a Gore-tex lining, this is a great hybrid option for someone who lives in the city and wants a shoe they can wear every day, including through their weekend missions.
FORSAKE PATCH BOOTS $150
Molded EVA soles, a waterproof/ breathable membrane, taped seams, anti-microbial footbed, and moisturewicking lining check all the boxes for a pair of winter boots to wear every day. But unlike others, the Patch are not clunky. Their profile looks more like a pair of sneakers.
THE NORTH FACE BALLARD LACE II BOOTS $120
A waterproof leather boot with great grip on ice and rocky trails thanks to temperature-sensitive rubber lugs in the sole, the comfortable Ballard feels broken-in after the first wear.
HELLY HANSEN ULLR TRANSITION HT $175
With 400 grams of Primaloft insulation, this shoe/boot hybrid keeps your feet warm while a waterproof HellyTech membrane makes sure you don’t get wet tromping through the slush. A zip on the side makes them easy on/easy off.
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