GOOD: 8,000 mm membrane and taped seams.
Wadding for insulation.
Breathable fabric, ventilated mesh lining, zip vents.
Water-repellent outer fabric that does not get waterlogged.
Adjustable waist using rip-tabs and straps. Belt loops.
4 secure pockets: 2 hand pockets, 1 pocket on the bottom.
Ease of use
Press stud gusset to widen the lower leg.
Freedom of movement
2-way stretch main component, 4-way stretch inner lining.
What components are used to give my trousers warmth?
To help to keep you warm, we use recycled wadding insulation (60 g/m²). This synthetic polyester-based wadding traps air, depending on the size of its fibres, to insulate you from the cold.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very thin component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is essential when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the water resistance of my trousers measured?
The resistance of a fabric is measured by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with a 8,000 mm rating can withstand the pressure of a 8,000 mm column of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hours).
How can I be sure my trousers will give me proper protection in bad weather?
These trousers were rigorously developed and assembled to stop water getting in and to prevent wind chill, so you can brave the bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check their water-resistance, these trousers were placed under a special shower to reproduce the conditions faced by a skier. We have checked the waterproofness of this product when skiing in various conditions over several days.
Why is water-repellency needed for my trousers?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. These trousers feature water-repellent components that extend their weather resistance. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
How to restore the water-repellent property of my trousers?
Remember that water-repellency can be restored. To do this, put the trousers in the tumble dryer on a synthetics programme for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can also use a waterproofing spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then allow to dry for 10 to 12 hours).
What are "breathable" trousers?
This garment wicks away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) is measured in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 580 trousers have a RET of 11. However, it’s the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses, which reduce the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
How should I dress to avoid having cold legs on the slopes?
To keep your legs warm and dry, 2 layers of clothing are enough:
- 1 ski base layer to wick away perspiration.
- 1 ski trouser to protect against bad weather and provide warmth.
How can I prevent snow from getting into my trousers?
Our trousers have elasticated gaiters at the bottom that cover the shoes. If you fall or are in contact with fresh snow, the seal created by the gaiter keeps the snow out.
How should I wash my trousers?
To optimise the performance and durability of your trousers, we recommend:
* Machine wash at 30°, synthetic programme.
* Turn the product inside out.
* Add a small amount of detergent. No softener.
* We recommend you wring it by hand.
* Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place.
Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator.
ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION: RECYCLED POLYESTER IS THE MAIN COMPONENT OF THE GREY TROUSERS
By recycling [plastic bottles or partially recycled fabrics] to produce our polyester, we reduce the use of petrol-based resources while keeping the material's breathability in practice.
Product concept & technology
Main fabric 100% Polyester Padding 100% Polyester Lining 100% Polyester Membrane 100% Polyurethane
Store on a hanger and do not fold, as this can damage the fabric coating. Dry thoroughly before storing in a dry, well-ventilated place.
All Wedze products are created, designed and developed in the Mont Blanc Valley. They are then tested under identical usage conditions to those you will encounter yourself (in the snow, cold and powder snow, etc.). The design teams make sure the programme for which the product is designed and developed matches perfectly with its use in the field.
Machine wash - 30° max - gentle
Do not bleach
Tumble dry - low heat
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean