YKK® AQUAGUARD® ZIPS
Genuine YKK® AquaGuard® water-repellent zips throughout
Long zipped leg vents for warmer days and touring
Durable Waterproof Repellent (DWR) fabric gives maximum waterproofing, breathability, lightness and ease of movement in all conditions
EXPANDABLE ANKLE OPENINGS + GAITERS
To accommodate all ski boot sizes
KEVLAR® REINFORCED LOWER LEG
To minimise wear and avoid rips caused by sharp ski edges
Valdez Pants 1.0
Taiwanese engineered Caroltex 10K waterproof fabric and superior ski touring inspired features throughout, make our men’s Valdez Pants 1.0 lightweight, soft, breathable, durable and ready to take you up and down the mountain, whatever the conditions.
Select colour: Onyx Black
Select size: Medium
- Free Worldwide Shipping
- 2 Year Warranty
- Ethically Produced in Europe
- 100% Carbon Neutral
Features & Specifications
- Lightweight & extra soft construction - 830g (1lb 14oz) (size L)
- Caroltex 10K waterproof outer shell (Durable Waterproof Repellent (DWR C6) and non-polyfluorinated chemical (non-PFC) fabric) - 10,000mm waterproofing + 10,000g/m2/24h breathability
- Genuine YKK® AquaGuard® zips
- Adjustable & removable Velcro® braces
- Adjustable Velcro® waist band
- Zipped leg vents (long full vents on both outer thighs)
- Kevlar® anti-rip reinforced inside lower leg
- Zipped expandable ankle openings
- Robust elasticated ankle gaiters
- 3x external pockets
- 2 year limited warranty (from the date of purchase)
- Made in the Czech Republic
Please note that the ‘Waist’ and ‘Height’ measurements are recommended body equivalent sizes, whereas the ‘Inner Leg’ measurements are actual pant dimensions.
Our Valdez Pants 1.0 are REGULAR fit:
S: Waist 79cm/31” - Inner Leg 79.1cm - Height 168-174cm
M: Waist 81cm/32” - Inner Leg 81.8cm - Height 173-179cm
L: Waist 86cm/34” - Inner Leg 84.6cm - Height 178-184cm
XL: Waist 89cm/35” - Inner Leg 87.5cm - Height 183-189cm
XXL: Waist 93cm/37” - Inner Leg 89.3cm - Height 188-194cm+
The model whose head is cropped is 185cm (6ft 1”) tall and wearing a size L
The model whose head is visible is 197cm (6ft 6”) tall and wearing a size XL
Washing & Care
Washing & preservation of waterproofing
This product may be dry cleaned or washed on a 30C no-spin cycle.
To preserve its waterproofing, we would highly recommend that you wash this product using a combination of Nikwax® Tech Wash and Nikwax® TX Direct Wash-In (or similar waterproofing agents), which are available from many outdoor apparel retailers and online.
Dry this product on a clothes rack.
What not to do
Do not tumble dry this product.
Origin of component materials
- Taiwan - Nylon, polyester & polyurethane (Caroltex 10K waterproof outer shell (DWR C6))
- China - YKK® zips, Velcro®, elastic braces fabric, fastenings, eyelets & MGG logo transfers
- Czech Republic - Pocket bag fabric & fastenings
- South Korea - Additional fabric
Austria - MGG logo transfers
Location of manufacturer
Percentage price breakdown for our Valdez Pants:
- Materials - 27%
- Design & Marketing - 6%
- Manufacturing - 23%
- Logistics - 5%
- Rent & Operations - 11%
- Taxes - 20%
- Admin & Profit - 8%
We’ve worked with Product DNA to determine that the total carbon footprint of a single pair of Valdez Pants 1.0 (incl. standard delivery) is 41.51kg of CO2, which in monetary terms is €0.50.
We’ve also partnered with Forestmatic to actively plant a new tree in the tropics with every single online and offline order, so as to ensure that all Mont Gele Gear® business operations, and every purchase that you make, are always 100% carbon neutral.
At the end of every year we’ll display the monetary total of our carbon offset contribution for the previous 12 months, so please keep an eye out for this.
Our carbon offset calculations are based on the assumption that every tree that we plant will live for 5 years and absorb 63.3kg of CO2 during that period. In reality, we of course expect our trees to live much longer than this. Therefore, in the long term, our business operations and every purchase that you make won’t just be carbon neutral - they’ll become carbon positive!
Caroltex - 10,000mm
YKK® AQUAGUARD® ZIPS
Original & best
QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY
Each Mont Gele Gear® product has been created with the very highest attention to detail and an absolute focus on quality. No corners are cut in our premium gear and accessories, and we manufacture in far smaller quantities than our competitors, which ensures that we’re able to minimise waste.
Unmatched in the outdoor apparel industry, our unique transparent pricing promise across our entire product range also ensures that you will always pay a fair price.
PREMIUM MATERIALS & COMPONENTS
All our products are crafted from the finest materials and components currently available and produced to the highest ethical standards. The latest DWR C6 and non-PFOA fabrics form the basis of our outerwear, and both the insulation and lining in all our men's and women's jackets are from 100% recycled sources.
Our Merino Wool is also mulesing-free certified, and the dyes used in our Merino Wool and cotton products are all Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified.
100% MADE IN EUROPE
For the 2021/22 season, we’ve again worked closely with exclusively European manufacturers based in the Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey to produce our entire product range.
We promise that we will always keep our manufacturing within Europe, because this allows us to ensure the premium quality of our products, to work in close cooperation with our suppliers, to guarantee that our suppliers’ employees enjoy fair working conditions, and to monitor our suppliers’ environmental impact.
We’re constantly exploring new ways to minimise the impact of our business operations on the environment.
In addition to our continued sustainability efforts, we’re working with Forestmatic to plant a new tree in the tropics in Uganda with every single online and offline order, so as to fully offset the carbon footprint of every product that we sell. This exciting partnership ensures that every purchase that you make will always be 100% carbon neutral.