The Parallax weigh about the same as your average sandwich. But they’re significantly more waterproof.
- 20K HH/20K MVTR for a balance of waterproofness and breathability
- 2.5 layer fabric for lightweight packability
- Half-length water-resistant zips for putting on over boots
The Parallax are super comfortable with an active, articulated fit and full freedom of movement for clambering over stiles. The neat cut eliminates excess fabric. They’re made with a soft, quiet 2.5-layer fabric. No more swish-swish as you walk. And they’re PFC-free.
The 20K HH offers extremely high protection from the wettest of weather, along with the taped seams. The 20K MVTR keeps the trousers breathable for when you’re getting the blood pumping. The Parallax are lightweight, packable and adjustable. They have an elasticated waist and drawcord. The half length water resistant zips and VELCRO® Brand tabs at the cuff help you pull the trousers over your boots for those on again, off again walks.
- Waterproof and breathable
- Nice slim, stretch fit
- Elasticated waist
- Knee length zip for fitting over boots
- Active, articulated fit for active pursuits
- Taped seams
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Hydrostatic Head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 20,000 g/sqm/24hrs
2.5 layer fabric
Membrane: PU membrane
DWR: PFC-Free C0
Zips: YKK Aquaguard
S: 190g, M: 195g, L: 200g, XL: 205g
Sustainability and Product Care
Product Care Information
Caring For Your DWR
To keep your trousers' durable water repellent (DWR) treatment in tip-top condition, wash them regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage) using a reproofer. Using a spray-on reproofer maintains your trousers' wicking ability.
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. You can also use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.
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
The Parallax uses a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on its outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that which is why we're one of the first outdoor brands to eliminate them from our entire range.
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 legwear 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.
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.