For technical ascents and well-deserved descentsThe new Guide Shell Hybrid Pants are an ultra-lightweight multi-purpose garment built for ski-touring, ski mountaineering and light-and-fast missions in high alpine terrain. Bridging the gap between backcountry skiing and alpine climbing, the Guide Shell Hybrid concept combines zonal hardshell weather protection and softshell stretchability — providing lightweight versatility, amazing breathability, generous ventilation and unrestricted freedom of movement. All technical features are optimized for when using backpack, harness and other alpine equipment.
Why you will like it
- Designed for the dynamic demands of light-and-fast activities like ski-touring and mountaineering.
- Engineered combination of stretchable softshell and weather-proof hardshell fabric.
- Very lightweight, highly stretchable and extremely breathable.
Even though its limited-edition predecessor sold out in a matter of weeks — we decided it was not really what we wanted. We skipped our customary product development protocol, and instead of developing a 2.0 version we went back to the drawing table, creating this new uncompromising ski alpinism concept for our Guide System.
Perfected for light-and-fast alpine adventures like randonée, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, the new Guide Shell Hybrid Concept is an ultra-lightweight combination of softshell and hardshell fabrics, providing exceptional breathability, unrestricted freedom of movement and protection from the elements.
The Dermizax®Ultralight 3-layer rip-stop hardshell fabric provides extreme weather protection and lightweight durability.
The newly developed Bluesign-certified softshell fabric combines quick-drying and durable nylon with elastane fibres and a PFC-free DWR treatment.
These might just be the ultimate fair-weather high-output shell pants. They feel extremely light on your body, with a fitted ergonomic patterning that, while keeping things tight, allows you to move freely during the climb. The softshell fabric will transfer heat, keeping you cool, while the hardshell panels will take care of unexpected precipitation, extended snow pressure situations, and well-deserved pow shots on the descent. The pants are equipped with two large pockets, whereof one has a ripstape with a plastic triangl for your transceiver and one small inside pocket. Large ventilation zippers provide effective moisture transportation. The inside leg is reinforced, the bottom hem is adjustable with snap-buttons, and a zipper provides convenient access to the walk-mode mechanism on your boots.
Pair them with our amazing Guide Aerogel Hybrid Pants for some added insulation and you have a combination so comfortable, competent and versatile, you might start using it for more than just ski alpinism.
Weather resistant, highly breathable and hardwearing.
Weather-proof Dermizax panels at exposed areas.
Large pockets with triangle for transceiver.
1/3 unlined leg-opening for touring ski boots.
Reinforced hem for increased durability.
Integrated semi-elastic and adjustable webbing belt with metal hook.
Full technical details
Main fabric: 89 % nylon, 11 % elastane. 207 g/m². 4-way stretch. Bluesign®-certified. Made in Thailand.
Main fabric denier: 90D * 140D + 90D. (This fabric is as woven fabric in which the warp and weft have different denier numbers)
Shell fabric: 100 % Nylon with Dermizax™ membrane. 97 g/m².
Reinforcement fabric: 100 % Nylon with Dermizax™ membrane. 270 g/m².
Fit: Athletic fit.
Waterproofness: + 20 000 mm (shell fabric). PCF-free DWR treated main fabric
Breathability: Good breathability. 20 000 g/m²/24h (shell fabric).
Garment weight: S 600 g, M 625 g, L 650 g, XL 680 g, XXL 710 g.
Inseam length: S 82 cm, M 84 cm, L 84 cm, XL 86 cm, XXL 86 cm.
Waist & Belt: Fly configuration with zipper and one hook & eye button and one snap button. Integrated semi-elastic belt with metal hook.
Leg Opening: Reinforcement at leg opening. Zipper at back of lower leg to optimize the use of ski-boots in walk-mode as well as crampons. Gaiter metal hook to connect pants to boots. Rips tape loops on inside sides to being able to put cord under the boot to keep pants down and over boots. Adjustable elastic cord with cord lock on inside.
Ventilation: Zipped ventilation at side of leg.
Pockets: Two zipped hand pockets. Two zipped front leg pockets, whereof one with a small pocket and loop for transceiver on inside.
Zippers: YKK Zippers.
RECCO® Makes You Searchable: Equipped with RECCO reflector at lower left leg.
Note: Colors might differ slightly between different materials due to differences in fabric texture and luminance.
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Shipping & Delivery
For EU + Norway customers: All orders placed before 12:00 CET (Monday-Friday) will be shipped the same day. For all non EU customers: All orders placed before 10:00 CET (Monday-Friday) will be shipped the same day.
Please see chart below for shipping cost and estimated delivery times. Orders placed during weekends or holidays will be shipped the following work day (excluding public holidays). As soon as your order has left our warehouse, you will receive an email with the tracking number. The delivery times listed here are only estimations, shipping times may differ between regions. During the checkout process you will be informed about the exact shipping times and available shipping methods.
Wash & Care
Fine wash the garment in cold water, maximum 30°C, by itself or with other garments in similar colors. Make sure to close all pockets and the front zipper. Do not use fabric softener.
Hang dry after wash – do not tumble dry or iron.
Bundle offer - Base layer for free
Buy a full shell system and get a base layer for free:
1) Add any hardshell jacket + any pair of hardshell pants to the shopping cart.
2) Add one Unisex Seamless Base Layer to the shopping cart.
3) Go to checkout. The full price for the base layer will automatically be deducted.
Valid until stock lasts.