Men's Balebreaker Pants

No-frills, climbs-it-all pant with UPF 50+ sun protection and an adjustable, built-in belt.
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Men's Balebreaker Pants

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Choose the pants that outlast even the most hardy climbers. The Balebreaker Pants, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Hiking Gear of 2021, are the dressed-down version of your typical climbing or hiking pants that leans on its nylon/spandex blend to give you the best of durability and stretch. A trim, modern fit looks good out on the town - no matter how long it took you to send your project just hours before.


Product :

Fabric :
bluesign® approved 97% nylon / 3% spandex

Weight :
15.6 oz/441 g


Fabric Performance
Water Resistant
Wind Resistant
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
Quick Drying
Abrasion Resistant
UPF 50+

Design Features
Shank Button Closure
Adjustable Integrated Belt at Waist with Belt Loops
Two Drop-In Stash Hand Pockets
Two Back Drop-In Pockets
Double Fabric at Hem


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Machine wash cold separately, rinse thoroughly. Do not bleach. Do not use fabric softener. Tumble dry low or line dry in shade. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

Size & fit guide


Measurement shown in: In
  28 30 32 34 36 38
28.5”72 30”76 32.5”83 34”86 36”91 37.5”95
35”89 36.5”93 39”99 40”102 42”107 43”111


*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.

About the fit

  • Trim
  • Standard
  • Relaxed

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