Designed for Are you looking to make progress in downhill skiing, whatever the weather? Then opt for these great warm trousers with a waterproof membrane. In addition to being waterproof, these ski trousers bring just the right level of warmth: wadding, breathable body mapping and ventilation zips.
Breathable fabric, ventilated mesh lining, zip vents.
Insulation from recycled wadding.
Water-repellent outer fabric that does not become saturated with water.
Adjustable waist using Velcro and braces. Belt loops.
4 secure pockets: 2 hand pockets, 1 pocket on the buttocks.
Ease of use
Press stud gusset to widen the lower leg.
Freedom of movement
Two-way stretch for the main fabric, 4-way for the lining.
SKIING/ SNOWBOARD / SLEDGING SKIING ALPINE SKIING
LEVEL OF PRACTICE
To help keep you warm, we use recycled wadding insulation (60g/m²). This synthetic polyester-based wadding traps more or less air, depending on the size of its fibres, to insulate you from the cold.
The membrane is a very thin component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
We measure a fabric's resistance to a column of water expressed in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a waterproof rating of 8,000mm is therefore resistant to the pressure exerted by a 8,000 mm column of water (roughly equivalent to a 2-hour downpour).
These trousers have been developed using a robust component and rigorous assembly process that limit wind chill and prevent the passage of water to help you brave all weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check their water-resistance, the trousers were placed under a special shower, to reproduce the conditions faced by a skier. We have checked the waterproofness of this product by skiing in different weather conditions over several days.
A fabric is water-repellent when it allows water to slide over its surface without it seeping in. These trousers feature water-repellent components to improve their resistance to bad weather. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
Remember that water repellency can be restored. To do this, put the trousers in the dryer on a synthetics programme for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also use a waterproof spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then allow to dry for 10 to 12 hours).
It's a garment that is capable of wicking away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, we measure its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The trousers 580 have an RET of 11. However, it is the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses that limit the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
To keep your legs warm and dry, you need 2 layers: 1 skiing base layer to wick away perspiration and 1 pair of ski trousers to protect from the weather and provide warmth.
Our trousers have elasticated gaiters at the ankles that cover the shoes. If you fall or come into contact with fresh snow, the seal created by the gaiter keeps the snow out.
To optimise the performance and durability of your trousers, we recommend: * Machine wash at 30°, synthetics programme. * Turn the product inside out. * Add a small amount of detergent. No softener. * We recommend you wring it by hand. * Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place. Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator.
Store on a hanger and do not fold, as this can damage the fabric coating. Dry thoroughly before storing in a dry and well-ventilated place.
All Wedze products are designed and developed in the Mont Blanc Valley. They are then tested under the same conditions as you would experience in real-life use (snow, cold, powder snow, etc.). The design teams make sure that the programme for which the product is designed and developed corresponds perfectly to its use in the field.