Women's Trousers and Tights Sizing
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18
Waist
Inches
CMs

25.5
65

27
69

29
74

31
79

33
84

35
89
Hips
Inches
CMs

35
89

37
94

39
99

41
104

43
109

45
114
EU 36 38 40 42 44 46
US 4 6 8 10 12 14
Short Regular Long
Inside Leg
Inches
CMs

29
74

31
79

33
84

How to Measure

Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Measure around your hips at the widest part.
Inside Leg - Measure from the top of your inside leg at the crotch to the floor.
Where not stated size is regular.

How to Measure

Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Measure around your hips at the widest part.
Inside Leg - Measure from the top of your inside leg at the crotch to the floor.
Where not stated size is regular.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. 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.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

Standard delivery to UK addresses is free over £29.


Next Day deliveries will be shipped same day if you place your order before 2pm Monday - Friday.


If you are not happy or have changed your mind you can return your unused product within 123 days of placing the order for a refund. Simply return it to us, free of charge, with all the original packaging.

Description

The Ardent trousers really come into their own for climbing and alpinism, with considered features and a tough, warm and comfortable softshell fabric.

  • Mid-weight softshell is highly wind resistant and breathable
  • Stretch fabric and articulated for full freedom of movement
  • Highly abrasion resistant with stretch ripstop reinforcements

A choice of pockets, including 2 thigh pockets that you can get to with a harness on, make getting to your stuff that bit easier. The lower legs are gusseted to fit over mountaineering boots, with zips to pull them in so you can wear them with your walking boots or approach shoes too.

Ardent softshell trousers are protective and tough, cutting out the cold and wind and keeping you comfortable over a wider range of conditions without restricting your movements, so that you can enjoy being active in the mountains without thinking about what you’re wearing.

Ardent trousers are made from a double weave softshell with a PFC-free water repellent coating. This creates a two-layer fabric to make them abrasion, wind and water resistant on the outside, yet breathable, comfortable and soft on the inside. A touch of spandex in the fabric means you’re not hindered on the harder moves, and a gusseted crotch and articulated knees accommodates even the more audacious of bridging moves.

Ardent are designed to cope with the rigours of mountain activities, whether that be high level summer alpinism or Lakeland winter days on the Old Man. The tough double weave fabric is reinforced on the knee, instep and rear with stretch ripstop to reduce wear.

Features

Key Features

  • Midweight softshell trousers for mountain walking, climbing and alpinism
  • Wind and abrasion resistant, with stretch ripstop reinforcement in key areas (instep, seat and knees)
  • The fabric moves with you, an active cut, gusseted crotch and articulated knees give you freedom of movement
  • Double weave fabric is soft and comfortable next to your skin
  • PFC-free DWR for shedding the odd shower
  • Gusseted lower leg with zips to fit well with all your outdoor shoes
  • 4 pockets: 2 hand pockets and 2 thigh pockets (accessible when wearing a harness)
  • Low profile integrated belt that fits comfortable under your harness
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim
In-seam: Short: 29"; Regular: 31"; Long: 33"

Construction

Fabric: 92% nylon, 8% spandex, 207 gsm
Double weave with sanded back
Air permeability: 2.6CFM
DWR: PFC-free C0

Weight

8: 425 g; 10: 435 g; 12: 455 g; 14: 485g; 16: 510 g

Sustainability and Product Care

Product Care Information

To maintain the water resistance of your trousers, we recommend you wash and re-proof once or twice a year using specialist products like Nikwax or Grangers. For more information, read our detailed care instructions.

Repairs
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.

Alpine Bond
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.

Sustainability

How It Is Made

PFC-FreeThe Ardent trousers use a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on their outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that so we've got rid of them.

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.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

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.