Mammut Courmayeur ADV Pant
The Courmayeur Advanced Pant from Mammut is a seriously stretchy soft shell pant which utilises some of the most interesting Schoeller technology. They are reinforced with Ripstop nylon around the seat, pockets and knees, for increased durability, and are made from lightweight, fast drying Schoeller soft-shell fabric with Coldblack treatment, which provides 50UPF sun protection. Other features include an integrated belt and plastic buckle, and width-adjustable press buttons on the leg for added comfort. Pocket wise, there are two large zippered front pockets, one side pocket and zippered seat pocket to give you loads of storage space.
What is Schoeller?
Schoeller is a Swiss fabric manufacturer most well known for its high quality soft shell fabrics which are commonly used to make alpine climbing and touring outerwear, although they also make waterproof and protective textiles for a variety of uses. They are pioneers of innovative fabric technologies which will keep you warmer, dryer and even protected from the sun
Schoeller’s 3xDry is fabric coated with a water repellent substance which makes it hydrophobic on the outer layer, while being water-absorbent and breathable on the inside.This allows for quicker moisture transfer and dispersal from your skin to the outside air while still repelling water on the surface, keeping you drier and more comfortable.
Coldblack is a fabric finishing technology from Schoeller which reduces heat build up in dark fabrics by reflecting the sun’s rays. As a result, this protects the wearer from harmful UV rays and means that the fabric stays cool to the touch. Coldblack technology won’t affect the feel or comfort of the fabric, but the overall amount of sun protection it can give depends on the type and quality of the material.
Ripstop fabrics are synthetic fabrics, woven with a crosshatch pattern of stronger fibres at intervals to stop the fabric from tearing, and stop further tearing if it does. Ripstop nylon was first used to make military equipment such as parachutes, but is now commonly used in lightweight shell jackets and made from finer fibres in order to make garments soft and light.