Climbing Magazine on our Deadpoint climbing pants: “Body armor” made specifically for climbers

By Outdoor Research, 30 August 2013

  • DATE

    30 August 2013


    Outdoor Research


    Rock Climbing

​“When you’re battling an offwidth to a backwoods crag, shorts or featherweight climbing pants aren’t going to cut it—you need body armor. The Deadpoint Pants are made of burly cotton canvas reinforced in the knees, thighs and other key areas to prevent fast wear and shredded skin. But unlike jeans or Carhartts, these pants are built for climbers—the gusseted crotch and two percent spandex mean they stretch easily through the widest stems. ‘I bashed my knees the day before I climbed in these pants at Colorado’s Staunton State Park, so I was psyched to have some extra padding over my gobies. They didn’t restrict my movement at all during high-steps,’ one tester said.”

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