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Gear Review: Lafuma LD Prowarm Battle Pants

fall gear guide 09 lafuma ld prowarm battle 445x260Lafuma LD Prowarm Battle (Courtesy Photo)

Heavy winter pants often restrict range of motion. Not these. The windproof fabric and soft, fleecy interior kept us warm even in icy 30-mph ridgeline winds, yet the athletic fit and stretchy material enhance mobility. After a trek in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness, one tester said the Battle pants proved elastic enough for even the most exaggerated high-stepping.

And the features are winter-ready, like the Velcro-tabbed cuffs, which cinch down tight over boots. A do-it-all pant for cold temperatures, the LD proved rugged enough for snowshoeing and climbing, but avoid mild weather. Testers roasted when temps exceeded 35°F. $180; 1 lb. 7 oz. (w’s M); men’s S-XL, women’s S-XL;

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