Best Climbing Pants

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Best Climbing Pants

Every climber knows that a day without the right pants can leave you feeling uncomfortable and unable to send. The right pants for the right day can make sure you accomplish your objective and leave without scrapes or feeling defeated. In this list we’ll break down our favorite pants for everything from gym climbing to full alpine assaults. 

Gym Climbing Pants

The best gym climbing pants need to be abrasion resistant and flexible so you can practice your moves and run laps. They also need to be comfortable for the long periods of time you’ll be at the gym practicing.

Bouldering Pants

Like gym climbing pants, the best bouldering pants will be flexible and abrasion-resistant. They may also have articulated areas and possibly even reinforced sections. Some of the best bouldering pants will even have tool pockets.

Outdoor Rock Climbing Pants

The best outdoor climbing pants will focus on being durable with abrasion-resistant material, a gusseted crotch, and a water-restistant material. These pants are meant for long days out and should fit you like a glove.

Alpine Climbing Pants

The best alpine climbing pants need to endure the harshest conditions. These pants are able to be used for ice climbing and the coldest days. They need to be abrasion resistant, wind-resistant, waterproof, and often have protective cuffs to prevent crampons from tearing them. 

ProductBest UseFeaturesCost
Prana stretch zion pant mensprAna Stretch Zion PantsOutdoor Rock Climbing+ Roll-up leg snaps
+ Water resistant DWR coating
Kuhl Renegade Mens PantKuhl Renegade Rock PantOutdoor Rock Climbing+ Water resistant DWR coating
+ 8 pockets for storage
La Sportiva Talus Mens PantLa Sportiva Talus PantOutdoor Rock Climbing / Bouldering+ Stretchable elastic waist
+ Toothbrush pocket
Arc'teryx Mens Gamma LT Rock pantArc'teryx Gamma LT Rock PantAlpine Climbing+ Adjustable pant cuff
+ Durable, abrasion resistant fabric
Outdoor Research Mens Ferrosi PantOutdoor Research Ferrosi PantOutdoor Rock Climbing / Alpine Climbing+ Drawcord cuff closures
+ Wind and water resistant fabric
Outdoor Research Mens Cirque II PantOutdoor Research Cirque II PantAlpine Climbing / Ice Climbing+ Reinforced scuff guards
+ ActiveTemp™ thermoregulating waistband
Patagonia Mens Venga Rock PantPatagonia Venga Rock PantOutdoor Rock Climbing+ Water resistant DWR coating
+ Adjustable waist
Black Diamond Mens Notion PantBlack Diamond Notion PantBouldering / Gym Climbing+Reinforced Knees
+ Elastic Cuffs
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