The Ardent trousers come into their own for winter walking, climbing and alpinism, with considered features and a tough, warm and comfortable softshell fabric.
- Double-weave softshell is highly wind resistant and breathable
- Stretch fabric and articulated with a gusseted crotch for full freedom of movement
- Highly abrasion resistant with stretch ripstop reinforcements
A choice of pockets, including 2 thigh pockets that you can get to with a harness on, make getting to your stuff that bit easier. The lower legs are gusseted to fit over mountaineering boots, with zips to pull them in so you can wear them with your walking boots or approach shoes too.
Ardent softshell trousers are protective and tough, cutting out the cold and wind and keeping you comfortable over a wider range of conditions without restricting your movements, so that you can enjoy being active in the mountains without thinking about what you’re wearing.
Ardent trousers are made from a double weave softshell with an environmentally friendly PFC-free water repellent coating. This creates a two-layer fabric to make them abrasion, wind and water resistant on the outside, yet breathable, comfortable and soft on the inside. A touch of spandex in the fabric means you’re not hindered on the harder moves, and a gusseted crotch and articulated knees accommodates even the more audacious of bridging moves.
Ardent are designed to cope with the rigours of mountain activities, whether that be high level summer alpinism or Lakeland winter days on the Old Man. The tough double weave fabric is reinforced on the knee, instep and rear with stretch ripstop to reduce wear.
- Mid-weight double weave softshell is highly wind resistant and breathable
- Stretch fabric, articulated knees and a gusseted crotch for full freedom of movement
- Highly abrasion resistant with stretch ripstop knee, instep and seat reinforcement
- Water resistant DWR-treated fabric offers protection from snow and showers
- Zipped ankle gussets to fit over larger walking and mountaineering boots
- 4 zipped pockets including 2 thigh pockets for accessibility under harnesses
- Sanded back is soft against the skin, aids wicking and traps body heat
- Low profile integrated belt fits comfortably under harnesses
- Adjustable elastic ankle toggles to cinch over your boots
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 92% nylon, 8% spandex, 207 gsm
Double weave with sanded back
Air permeability: 2.6CFM
DWR: PFC-free C0
S: 470 g; M: 480g; L: 520 g; XL: 535 g; XXL: 540 g
Sustainability and Product Care
Product Care Information
To maintain the water resistance of your trousers, we recommend you wash them frequently and re-proof once or twice a year using specialist products like Nikwax or Grangers. For more information, read our detailed care instructions.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
PFC-FreeThe Ardent trousers use a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on their outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that so we've got rid of them.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.
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Men's trousers size guide
How to measure
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below and use the size chart to find your size.
Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Measure the inside of your leg from the crotch to the floor.
Close fitting designed to conform to your body.
Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.
A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.