The bottom half of the Integral Designs (ID) eVENT jacket is finally here. The pants use a more durable 30 denier fabric that has a soft feel like Supplex. Pants get more abuse, so the heavier fabric is justified. They feature a snap-fly front and a waist adjustment made of elastic and Velcro. The pants have belt loops, and there are two, side waterproof zippers for pocket access. The cuffs have a zipper and bellows expander that allows you to put the pants on while wearing shoes and for adjusting to go over the top of hiking, climbing, or ski boots. There also are small loops to attach an instep cord that can hold them in place like a gaiter.
"Integral Designs eVENT Pants First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/integral_designs_event_pants_outdoor_retailer_winter_market_2005.html, 2005-01-29 03:00:00-07.