NWA service is great. The pants I ordered ran large and I returned them. At the time, there were no smaller sizes available. Workmanship looked good. The quality of the materials was good. The pants looked like the images shown on line. Always like to support local companies. Thanks NWA
These quickly became my default pants, beating out many better known brands. I love the fit and feel. Not baggy at all yet not clingy or tight. Moves with you. The elastic waistband is great too. For sizing they fit very similarly to La Sportiva US sizes for me. What I didn’t like: - I could do without the gussets and zippered legs. Personal preference here, I don’t mind having a more dedicated winter pant and using these for the other three seasons. - belt loops are a little sloppy on the cut, and I’d have much preferred suspender loops. That being said I’d still probably have given five stars if there were zipper pulls. Seriously I love your stuff NWAlpine, but I cannot operate those tiny zipper tabs with gloves. I’m still going to end up with a second pair of these at some point in the future because I really do like them.
The Thielsen pants have been an excellent addition to my cold weather gear. I was looking for extended length (36” inseam) trekking, hiking, technical outdoor pair pants that would actually fit. NWAlpine came through with the option for custom inseam sizes. For reference, I’m 6-3, 180 lbs, with a 32” waist. Taking a chance, I ordered a size medium with the custom inseam. The pants took about three weeks to arrive, but it was well worth the wait. Right out of the packaging the fit was perfect. The material, stitching, and zipper placement were all spot on. Overall I’m very pleased with this purchase.
Picked these up in early 2020. I've worn them for a variety of scrambles and mountaineering objectives - including up Rainier and (most of) Pico de Orizaba. They're good all around pants and have held up to my abuse well. They're not as water resistant as some of my friends higher end shells from arc, but they're plenty fine for all but truly wet conditions where you should really be putting a hardshell on no matter what. They climb well with a harness on. I've already put a crampon through the back of one of the legs, but nothing a little tenacious tape didn't patch up. They breathe quite well and I find them to be a really good middle weight for a lot of different objectives in the PNW, and they're form-fitting but not skin tight so layering a base layer under them is no big deal. The crew at NW Alpine are great as well.
I wear these for hiking about anywhere. They are perfect for thru hiking mountain trails and warm enough when the sun goes down. The 3 pockets are an ideal size and location and lay flat against the body. They excel in the cold kansas winter winds and breath well in warmer xonditions. My go to hiker up to about 65 degrees.