Outdoor Research Men's Skyward II AscentShell Pants
Breathable waterproof comfort by AscentShell technology
For ski and splitboard tours that demand hard work uphill, these snow pants have you covered. Beloved for their ironclad AscentShell protection against the elements, these breathable waterproof ski pants are a winter must-have.
Built with the best of what outdoor technology has to offer, the Skyward II pants are an alpine-sport game changer. Crafted with best-in-class AscentShell technology, these expert men's snow pants feature a 3-layer, electrospun membrane that's as amazing at performance as it is at sounding fancy. It offers unparalleled breathability that will keep you cool as you ascend hills or do late-season telemarking, and provides enough wind-resistance to make intense gusts feel like a whisper. This technology also makes these pants so waterproof, you could stay dry if wearing them in a monsoon (not that you'd want to wear snow pants in a monsoon, but hey, you do you). Then, there's the features. During days in the backcountry, you'll make good use of the avalanche beacon pocket and the scuff guards at the inner ankles. When just being a human outside in the snow, you'll stay at the right temperature with these pants' internal gaiters and zippered thigh vents. So slip on these pants with your Skyward II Jacket, adjust their waist tabs to perfect the fit, and set out into elements feeling invincible.
Since 2016, Outdoor Research's proprietary AscentShell technology uses an electrospun process to create a 3L construction that breathes faster, weighs less, stretches more, and far surpasses the comfort of traditional waterproof membranes. Learn more about the science behind our breathable waterproof AscentShell technology right.
- Air Permeable
- Fully Seam-Taped
- Electrospun Membrane
- Wind Resistant
- Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Avalanche Beacon Pocket with Clip
- YKK AquaGuard Zippers
- Zip Hand Pockets
- Zip Thigh Pockets
- Zippered Outer Thigh Vents
- Brushed Tricot-Lined Waistband
- Reinforced Scuff Guards
- Stretch-Mesh Internal Gaiter with Power
- Strap Slot
- Articulated Knees
- Adjustable Tabs at Waist
- Belt Loops
Fabric: AscentShell 3L, 88% nylon 12% spandex 50D stretch plain weave face with 100% polyester 50D knit backer, 100% nylon 420D oxford scuff guards
Center Back Length: 32 ½" / 83 cm
Inseam: 32 1/2" / 83 cm
Weight: 22.8 oz/645 g
At Outdoor Research, we built a company from a feeling: the urge to get out. It's what drives us. We love coming to work every day and inventing ever better solutions to what nature throws our way. But we're more than just the gear we build. We're part of a community of friends whose lives are connected by our common need to be outside. Our tribe is devoted to exploring our outdoor passions and challenging ourselves in the mountains, water and deserts of the planet we love so much.
In 1981, a brilliant scientist and adventurer named Ron Gregg watched his frostbitten partner get airlifted off a glacier on Denali. He'd spent months planning a new route in the purest style, skiing 100 miles from the road to the base of the climb. Barely halfway to the summit, their trip ended with the failure of a simple pair of gaiters. Stubborn to the end, Ron refused a seat on the helicopter and descended alone for two weeks, pondering what had happened. Somewhere along the way he realized he could both fix the gear problem and devote his life to pursuing his passion for adventure. By the end, he knew one thing for sure: He wasn't going back to his old job.
Ron Gregg built Outdoor Research on the idea that life is an adventure, and the best gear makes it more fun. Though he died tragically in an avalanche more than a decade ago, his legacy remains at our core. In our world, it's not about chasing heroes; It's about being on the journey. It's not how often we get out as much as how often we want to be out that makes us who we are. Our goal is to do all we can to expand the tribe of people who share our belief that progress is spiritual and life is unimaginable without the quest.
And we want you in it, because we're pretty sure that the bigger our tribe gets, the better off the world will be.
Outdoor Research. Designed By Adventure.