The Mountain Hardwear Women’s Exposure/2 Pro Light pants are a versatile and high-performance shell outer layer designed for real winter adventures. I wore these pants while splitboarding around Teton Pass. These are a versatile external layer for activities like ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing or snowboarding.
These Exposure/2 Pro Light pants are constructed with a combination of waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX PRO that is a lightweight and durable fabric that keeps you protected from the elements.
One of the standout features of Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure/2 Pro Light pants is the waterproofing capabilities. The 3-layer GORE-TEX PRO 3L technology kept me dry and comfortable during snowy alpine tours. The 3-layer construction of GORE-TEX PRO is processed thoughtfully with rugged durability and stretch for movement. Made for activity, the fabric is breathable, allowing for ventilation and reducing the buildup of sweat and moisture inside the pants. These pants are ideal for high-intensity activities. For those long days outside, staying dry and comfortable is crucial.
I also found the Women’s Exposure/2 Pro Light pants to be highly durable. The 80D GORE-TEX PRO fabric is lightweight, yet strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of demanding activities. This fabric is abrasion-resistant, ensuring that the pants will last through multiple seasons and adventures. The reinforced cuffs also provide added durability protecting against the rub of ski edges, rocks etc. The cuffs also have boot hooks and gators to keep the snow out.
Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure/2 Pro Light pants have a relaxed cut and a forgiving fit with an adjustable waist. The relaxed cut of the pants is designed for the range of motion needed on athletic endeavors. I appreciated the functional details like the larger leg pockets, long zip vents and zippered cuffs for easy boot access.
When deciding the right size, I recommend considering the relaxed fit and the adjustable waist. Mountain Hardwear also offers the pants in three different lengths. Additionally, add your warmer base layers for extremely cold temperatures, these pants are a lightweight shell.
Overall, the Mountain Hardwear Women’s Exposure/2 Pro Light Pants ($400.00) are a top-performing functional outer layer that can handle the toughest conditions. The combination of waterproofing, breathability and durability is needed for spending time in the mountains. As a woman, I have found that each active brand fits differently.
I appreciate that Mountain Hardwear is offering these functionally competitive, pro-line, mountain pants in a more inclusive fit. Because they are offered in multiple lengths and have a relaxed cut with an adjustable waist more women will find the fit they like. The Exposure Pro/2 Light pants are motivation to push yourself to the top. Highly, recommend considering these pants for your next adventure.