ProView – BlackYak Men’s Mewati Pants
Do you get cold? Then these power stretch insulated pants are for you. The Blackyak Mewati insulated riding pants are the right insulation for cold lift-served days at Alta.
ProView - BlackYak Men's Mewati Pants
Product Description: The BLACKYAK Mewati Pants have been developed to assist in keeping the cold out in combination with a hard shell pants. The main material is power stretch to keep the legs warm but not to reduce movement, positioned directly over the knee and bottom, stretch ripstop has been used. G-LOFT® has been built into these areas, adding an additional benefit of warmth and cushioning. A wide, elasticated waist band with BLACKYAK branding fixes the pants firmly in position. The lower cuff has been made using a soft elasticated material placed in position under tension to keep the pants close to the skin without boot cuff irritation. Finally these pants have been sewn together with merrow (Active Stitch) seam construction to offer a comfortable, clean and technical look.
Offer price: $170.00 MSRP
These pants are durable, warm, and keep your lower body warm. The panels keep your butt and knees warm – everything you would want these insulating pants to do. They have plenty of stretch as to not inhibit movement and don’t ride up or sag. They may be too warm for some people, and definitely too warm for many ski days unless you are a cold person, then they may be just what you need.
- Good flexibility
- A little tight on the calf
Life at Alta, Utah at around 10’000 feet changes all of the time, even in winter. One day can be -10° the next it can be +40°. That said, it can be hard to find a day to wear these pants in this area unless you are normally a cold person. These pants are warm. Down around 10° these insulating pants are great when lift riding. They are power stretch fleece pants designed as under hard shell insulation, with specially placed pockets of G-Loft synthetic insulation to warm your knees and seat when on the lift. Your butt stays warm in spite of the cold lift seat and your knees are protected from the wind on the lift. As an avid skier and former ski resort instructor, I have spent 14 years on lifts just teaching, and more years personally.
The fit/comfort of the pants in great. They are super stretchy and you have no inhibited movement when skiing. I did even wear them around the house as sweats just to sit in them more and they were never binding.
While nobody will really ever see them since you wear them under pants – the color is great.
The elastic on the waist is nice and the pants don’t sag down, while the same is true for the leg cuffs, and they don’t ride up while skiing. There is no fly, so bathroom trips are more interesting.
The function of these is great. You definitely want to wear them with hard shell pants, as they are not wind resistant with soft shells on, especially where the power stretch is located. The seat of the pants truly works on cold lifts and your knees stay warm. For hot people, this insulation may be too much except for really cold days.
The cuffs were great and didn’t stretch out with repeated use. The fleece is batted on the outside, with the soft fleece on the inside, so pulling and matting is minimal.
The Final Word
These pants are durable, warm, and keep your lower body warm. The panels keep your butt and knees warm – everything you would want these insulating pants to do. They have plenty of stretch as to not inhibit movement and don’t ride up or sag. They may be too warm for some people, and definitely too warm for many ski days, unless you are a cold person, then they may be just what you need.
About the Gear Tester
Garth Tino is an instructor and risk manager in the Utah Valley University outdoor recreation degree program where he has been for 19 years. He is also an AIARE avalanche awareness instructor who plays all over Utah and the West climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing, and paddling. Follow him on Instagram @garth.tino