Alpine Advance Trousers
£139.95 inc VAT
Standing on the top of a mountain without a care in the world is what mountaineering is all about – Reaching the top.
With System Dual Protection technology, these mountaineering trousers will help you get there.
SDP Condensation Control
Our unique SDP system means you can stay dry inside your salopettes, even if you’re fighting through the worst conditions
With reinforcement at the seat and ankle, the Alpine are durable enough to survive the mountains
Full Length Leg Zippers
The long leg zippers make these trousers easy to don and doff, even with boots on
- Waterproof and windproof
- Waist belt hoops
- Side hook and loop tab waist adjuster
- Reinforced seat and inner ankle
- Hook and loop tab adjuster at ankle
- Half elasticated back rise
- One rear pocket
- Reinforced articulated knee
- Detachable braces attachment (Braces sold separately)
- Inner non-slip rubber snow gaiters
- Two way full length leg zippers with stormflap and hook and loop closure
As the name suggests, the Alpine model from Keela are full-on waterproof over-trousers and, as you can see from the photos, I got to try these out very much for real on the first outing; says Mike Gormley.
The Alpines are basically the same as the Keela Salopettes but without the ‘bib’ part. Both legs are fully zipped, top to bottom, so can be donned and removed without taking one’s boots off. They make use of Keela’s own and very effective System Dual Protection to keep the wet out and give a high level of breathability.
Reinforced knees and seat, and otherwise highly durable material, are complimented by additional protection on the inside of the ankles to guard against boot scuff and crampon cuts. These are made for real life use.
There are snow ‘skirts’ at the bottom of each leg, so with decent boots you are very unlikely to get wet or snow ingress. There are fitted attachments for braces if you like wearing them, as well as belt loops.
There have been many occasions in the past I really could have done with a pair of these. Keela have a lightweight waterproof trouser which I will review in the future.
I got hold of these trousers when I was kitting myself out for a winter mountaineering course in the Cairngorms a couple of years back. Two Scottish winters later and they're still ready for another round of abuse. So far, these trousers have handled everything we've thrown at them (including the odd crampon point), and you can't ask for much more than that.
Verdict - Big, burly waterproof trousers that offer increased warmth over conventional shells or salopettes. A good choice for Scottish mountaineering, Alpine skiing or pretty much any other winter activity.