Ortovox Guardian outer hard shell pants the new top end pants with Merino insulation these pants are really something else and to be fair for the price they should be! Avialable to special order lead time approx 5 to 7 working days
SO what is all the fuss about a new outer layer from Ortovox, well these pants and the jackets are the first full coverage merino three layer set in the World, the inner layer is pure 100% merino that is laminated to the outer Toray Dermizax EV membrane as well as to the outer fabric, this increases wearability and comfort and ensures super breathability as well as enabling the outer fabric to remain super soft even in extreme cold. The merino can absorb a huge amount of moisture during for example major powder session, but then when you get back on the cold lift the merino buffers the moisture so you don't feel cold like some other 3 layer outer shells.
Are they worth the money?
If you look at other top end brands and the price you pay for a full spec membrane 3 layer jacket then YES the Ortovox Guardian does all that and then more:
Checkout the facts and figures below:
Wind and Water proof
26,000 mm water 100% windproof
20,000 g/m2/24hr breathability
Swiss wool protection in the lower back area
100% Merino 130g on the skin
Removable double protection snow guard
Jacket and Pants can be zipped together
Sharp Edge protection (the best we have ever seen)
Waterproof merion mesh hip pockets x 2
Waterproof pockets on thigh x 2
Great colours and of course an Ortovox logo across the seat of your pants!!