Doesn’t shed moisture
Love the pants for summer climbing but a little concerned about the lack of DWR coating or and semblance of water repellency. one drop of water and the fabric soaks it up. Love them overall though.
Men's Thielsen Pants
Great product! This is a lightweight hiking pant with zippered legs and pockets. Trim fit and sleek design means I can even wear it to the office. Custom sizing and fit was excellent. NW Alpine followed my specifications and the product was exactly what I requested with a resulting perfect fit. Materials and durability have been great. They moved the belt loops in back off-center so they don't rub on my spine under a backpack. Thanks NW Alpine.
I just had them out on a long weekend ski/climbing trip. They saw lots of snow, rock, and even a handful of waist deep stream crossings. I loved the pants except for the cuffs/lower legs. I could not get over how baggy they were. They have the ankle zips, but zipped up they are still quite a bit more baggy than regular cut jeans. It would be awesome if they had just a draw string to pull them tighter around your boots. As they are they were catching on all kinds of sticks along the trail and anytime I went through more than ankle deep snow the pants just rode up and let snow in my boots. With gaiters on they're great, if you want to wear gaiters all day. The pros are that the materials proved to be tough, they dried quickly after being soaked through on the stream crossings. They were great for alpine climbing and skiing. Just super frustrating with the cuffs and how baggy the legs were below the knee. For reference I am 6'1", 190#, wear a 34x34 jeans. I bought a large and they were just a little baggy around my waist, good elsewhere. I wouldn't buy these pants again, unless they dial in the cuff of the pants and maybe trim up the lower leg a bit. For the price there are other options that include those features.
I love these pants. I’m 6’8”. My selection of pants is limited, so I was excited to find anything close to a hiking pants that could fit. I’m currently living in Germany and my family goes home king all the time. These pants are amazing. They are light weight, easy to layer with, flex and allow you to move easily and comfy. I haven’t done any cold hikes (20 degrees or less) in them yet, but just some late winter/spring hikes (40 degrees). I can’t get enough of them.
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