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David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
$47 Montane Featherlite pants on BC.com on 04/28/2010 08:05:34 MDT Print View

Backcountry.com baby. I can say this as I just got mine.

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
like a windshirt? on 04/28/2010 08:20:32 MDT Print View

Are these basically like a "wind shirt" but in pants form?

Pieter Kaufman
(Pieter) - F
Re: like a windshirt? on 04/28/2010 08:37:09 MDT Print View

Yes.

I like mine quite a lot. They're fairly rain resistant as well, at least as far as passing storms go, but I probably wouldn't rely on them for sustained protection.

The zippered ankles have actually proved to be fairly useful for me, although some people might find them superfluous. What I am considering cutting off are the little velcro ankle tabs, which I never seem to bother fastening.

Lee Fitler
(tdilf) - F
Fit? on 04/28/2010 16:39:25 MDT Print View

For those who may have these how is the fit? According to the Montane chart I would fall between medium and large.

BTW - the jacket looks to also be on sale.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Fit? on 04/28/2010 18:01:11 MDT Print View

I have an older pair. My size by their chart was medium. I had to get a large and it is form fitting. They are snug fitting since it's biking clothing.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Ordered on 04/28/2010 20:30:20 MDT Print View

I ordered my pair today as well. I would have been a Large, but they only had Med and XL left, so I went XL.

I used to have the Aero anorak in L, and it was a little snug, so I had no problem going with the XL today.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
help on 04/29/2010 14:25:15 MDT Print View

im 5'8 without shoes, will a small fit me?

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: help on 04/29/2010 16:28:28 MDT Print View

possibly not.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
$47 Montane Featherlite pants on BC.com" on 05/02/2010 19:50:14 MDT Print View

My FL "L" are 41" long and about 28" at the waist relaxed, 36" stretched.
They are a few years old, so not sure if that still is the same.
Franco

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re:Featherlite sizing on 05/03/2010 15:15:16 MDT Print View

I wear a medium in most pants, though I tend to be on the skinny side. The medium F-lites are perfect. Trim, but enough room to layer a trim pair of softshell pants underneath.

Lee Fitler
(tdilf) - F
re:Featherlite sizing on 05/03/2010 16:45:48 MDT Print View

David - I was leaning towards a size large (no longer available on BC). I usually wear 32 waist/32 length (regular pants). Thinking if and when layering - I might need a large plus there is velcro to make tighter around the lower leg if need be. Does my estimation sound accurate based on what you know about the Featherlites or am I still in the medium range ?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: fit on 05/03/2010 20:46:35 MDT Print View

Lee, I reckon you could go either way, depending on how trim you want the F-lites to be. I also wear a 32/32 in most pants.