Next for review are the Berghaus Extrem Hagshu pants, find out more here 

Berghaus Extrem Hagshu Pants RRP £240

Named after the 2014 ascent of the impressive Himalayan peak by Berghaus-sponsored athlete Mick Fowler, these are not technically ‘ski pants’ as such, but rather ‘mountain trousers’ that can double up as ski pants. This means ski mountaineers in particular will find them well worth checking out (and they also double as walking pants too).

The durable ‘Hydroshell Elite Pro’ offers very high levels of waterproof protection and enhanced breathability, but it has no insulating properties so you’ll need to wear a base layer of some sort beneath the Hagshu, and probably a thick one at that. This won’t be a problem as the pants have a very generous fit and they’re light too, at just 542g.

They come with fully-adjustable braces (there are no belt loops, incidentally, although the braces are removable) and a nice, microfleece lined high waist. There are full-length side zips down the outside of the legs which allow for all sorts of venting options as well as easier layering and on/off when wearing boots. However, there are no pockets.
The Hagshu is rounded off with articulated knees and tough Schoeller kicker patches on the inside for ski/crampon protection, but there are no snow gaiters, which could be an issue if skiing deep powder.

FOR Hard wearing option which will appeal to ski mountaineers.

AGAINST Shame there are no snow gaiters. Or pockets.


Berghaus say:

Constructed from Hydroshell Elite Pro waterproof fabric, the Hagshu Trousers are a tough piece of equipment that can be trusted for protection in the harshest of conditions. Named after Mick Fowler’s first ascent on the North East face of the impressive Hagshu mountain, the trousers are constructed using Berghaus Hydroshell Elite Pro for durable waterproof protection. The robust technical feature set includes adjustable braces to maintain a secure fit, full side zips for a versatile layering solution and SCHOELLER kicker patches on the inside leg for crampon protection.