For those who insist on climbing in winter, or enjoy overnight backcountry ski tours, you may be excited to know that Patagonia is releasing Nano-Air pants! They are mega comfy… will definitely be coming with me on hut ski trips this winter. However, their utility in winter climbing may be limited, unless it’s REALLY cold; since they don’t have side zippers, you can’t really use them as belay pants.
Patagonia Nano-Air Pants review
It goes without saying that these are luxurious while hanging around camp, and are super nice for the chilly fall nights outside we’re starting to have. Pure luxury around the campfire! $179
Drew’s love of gear is born from his life-long obsession with human-powered adventure in the mountains. On foot, on ski, on bike, and on the steep rocks, he loves exploring Colorado’s mountains through each season.
Drew brings a technical eye to gear — he’s a data scientist with a Masters’ degree in Geophysics and loves to understand the design and engineering make great gear what it is. He’s also worked in the field for many years — as a wilderness therapy field guide and a Geophysicist — and knows a thing or two about function and durability of technical equipment.
Drew tests gear in real mountain conditions, on overnight ventures whenever possible. His specialties are rock/alpine climbing and light-and-fast human-powered pursuits on ski or mountain bike. He’s ventured on exploratory climbing expeditions in Argentina, Peru, and Alaska, and completed remote technical river descents in Alaska and Colombia.
When not building statistical models and writing code, he can be found tending his garden or trying to keep up with his awesome wife.