MONTANE Terra Mission Pants

Posted by Trail Magazine on Sep 10, 2022

Montane seems to introduce a new type of Terra trousers every month. The latest addition is the Terra Mission for both men and women, which are technical mountaineering pants for cold conditions' - out just in time for autumn and winter adventures. As you might expect, they're warm and tough, being made from densely woven soft shell fabric with reinforced Cordura nylon. panels at the knees and insteps. Zipped, mesh-lined thigh vents offer some cooling during steeper ascents. They're comfortable and flexible out in the hills, thanks to a trim cut, articulated knees and plenty of elastane in the fabric blend, which gives them more stretch than the standard Terra pants. In terms of other features, there are two zipped hand pockets and a single zipped thigh pocket. They have a zip fly and double. press stud/button closure, with a microfleece lined waistband for comfort. There's no waist adjustment other than via the fitted belt loops. and supplied webbing belt, though at least this ensures a low profile under a rucksack hipbelt or climbing harness. The lower legs have gusseted zips but lack an ankle cinch and lace hooks - something to consider if you use these in ice and snow.