Our MERINO SHIELD TEC line is at home on long alpine routes. The pants are extremely SCUFF-RESISTANT and ROBUST thanks to processing with CORDURA®. In the Martindale test used to test scuff resistance, the primary material for the shorts and pants was able to withstand over 50,000 abrasion cycles. The LIGHT CLIMBING PANTS are made of merino wool, elastane and polyamide, along with CORDURA® – a mix that guarantees HIGH BREATHABILITY and GREAT FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. The 4-WAY STRETCH MATERIAL keeps up with each of your movements on the mountain. In order to protect high-stress areas such as the knees, we’ve used an EVEN MORE ROBUST MATERIAL MIX made of CORDURA® (>100.000 abrasion cycles in the Martindale test). The pants also impress with a waistband that is quick and easy to adjust.
You’ll never want to take off your short PALA climbing pants! These climbing shorts have an ergonomic cut, are super elastic, robust and, at just 255 grams (women’s size M), are also extremely light. The knee area is reinforced for use on rocks. The width-adjustable waistband ensures a perfect fit, and MERINO COOL AIR MESH on the waistband ensures good moisture wicking and high wear comfort. These climbing pants have a total of three pockets: two slip-in pockets and a map pocket on the right thigh. And of course, there is also an attachment for your chalk bag.
Cut and fit
The PALA SHORTS have an athletic cut and are ideal for long alpine routes: The close fit with anatomically shaped, reinforced knee area prevents the shorts from unintentionally becoming caught on small ledges when climbing and ensures a comfortable fit with ample freedom of movement. The leg length comes to just below the knee – so the PALA SHORTS can protect the skin from contact with the rocks and avoid scrapes.
With contrasting colored zippers
The no-membrane design offers ideal moisture management.
MERINO COOL AIR MESH at the back
Ensure ideal moisture wicking and high wear comfort.
Reinforced knee area
Ensures greater scuff resistance
For an optimal fit.
Material: MAIN MATERIAL: 65 % polyamide (Cordura®) + 14 % wool (MERINO) + 12 % elastane + 9 % polyamide
INSERTS: 61 % polyamide (Cordura®) + 29 % polyamide + 10 % elastane
Ortovox came to life when Gerald Kampel and Jürgen Wegner developed the first double frequency transceiver to aid in avalanche victim searches. They have since grown into one of the biggest producers of avalanche safety gear on the market. In 1995 they added merino underwear to their selection, and we have been hooked ever since!