Why We Chose The Montane Women’s On-Sight Pants: Versatile, comfortable, practical and part of a good, environmentally-friendly cause
When we first heard that Montane were teaming up with the BMC to produce a climbing kit collection, we were sold on the pairing immediately. It was the kind of collaboration that made sense in that way only the best collaborations do. When we discovered that 5% of sales from the collaboration would be going towards supporting ‘The Climate Project’ – a scheme which helps to recover English moors through peat bog restoration – we were even more sold on it.
The Montane On-Sight pants are part of that collaboration with the BMC and, well, they’re absolutely superb quite frankly. Tough enough to handle the climbing wall rough stuff but also incredibly comfortable and wearable, including them in this year’s Outdoor 100 just made sense.
Who Are The Montane On-Sight Pants For?
This version of the Montane On-Sight Pants is designed specifically for women, although it’s worth pointing out that there’s also a men’s version of the product.
It’s an item that’s been put together with climbers very much in mind. Whether you’re an urban-based boulderer who spends most of your time kicking it on the indoor walls or you live in a national park (i.e. Dartmoor), and are out climbing on real rock every chance you get, you’re bound to enjoy what these comfortable, durable, trousers bring to your activity-focused lifestyle.
The On-Sight Pants are made from 97% organic cotton, and 3% elastane. The elastane here provides that little bit of stretch comfort, something any climber worth their salt will appreciate as it aids freedom of movement when making those awkward leg movements on the wall.
These trousers also come with a Thermo Lite stretch waistband.