For all tours that can not be directly considered as good weather and sunshine tours, is one good weather protection extreme important. Last week it went to Alpine climbing in the Alpstein, the weather was cool and rather uncertain. Perfect conditions for a long climb and a test of my new alpine pants: the Jack Wolfskin High Voltage Pants.
The High Voltage Pants is a waterproof Softshell construction with good waterproofness and breathability, and in addition, just softshell, comfortable stretchy and soft to wear. So no crackling and no further, fluttering cut as in the many other hardshell pants.
At the three-hour boarding at night, she showed at temperatures around 10 ° C that she keeps what she promises: an absolutely pleasant climate. In the sometimes strenuous, steeper sections, I was able to respond immediately through the ventilation on the thighs and thus always had a comfortable climate around the legs. While climbing, she was very soft and comfortable to wear, due to the 20% stretch ability she did not interfere with the movement even at high performance. Since the tour demanded a lot of physical effort, I was able to get an idea of the abrasion resistance of the very delicate outer material: nothing! There are no signs of wear and tear, despite a lot of loathing and scrubbing.
The features of the High Voltage Pants are thoughtful and placed in the right places: the ventilation on the thighs works well, the integrated, inner leggings are neatly fixable, the trouser legs are claw-and also fixable, the integrated and detachable suspenders press in spite of the backpack and Climbing harness not, the crampon protection on the legs is pulled up far enough.
All in all, the comfort is very high, these touring pants fit like a glove, and no seam scrubs. The functionality is excellent in cooler temperatures and the well-thought-out features convince. Chapeau, Jack Wolfskin!