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Mountain Hardware Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Pro Pants

£450 www.mountainhardwear.com

This is a great pair of technical winter waterproof pants. There is a rear zip and drop seat which is perfect if you need a quick bathroom break and don’t want to have to take off all your kit. The side zips to mid-thigh make it easier to put them on or remove them in your boots, depending on the conditions. All the zip pulls are a good size and easy to use in gloves. The gaiters prevent snow or rain getting in your boots and the instep is reinforced, a key area for catching crampons. There are two thigh pockets, but you wouldn’t want to put anything too bulky in them, perhaps just a ski pass. I would recommend testing the sizing as my normal size was incredibly big and I had to switch to a smaller pair. These fit well, although there was some restriction in the upper thigh when making high steps.

▶ Verdict: A serious pair of pants with a serious price tag.

▶ Best for: Any winter fun – climbing, skiing hiking.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70