Waterproof and breathable shell pants for skiing, mountaineering or other activities. Durable and truly versatile all-round garment.
Shell pants designed to last. Purpose pants are durable and versatile shell pants that excel on the mountain but work just as well for everyday adventures. Waterproof and breathable. Recycled and recyclable.
Purpose Pants are designed to last, both in terms of style, functionality and quality. The pants have a timeless look and is produced in Apex 3 layer Hardshell, our most durable shell layer fabric. In case of an accident, Purpose Pants are designed to be easy to repair. The essence of a sustainable product is to use it a lot for a long time, and the Purpose Pant are specifically designed for that.
Apex 3L Hardshell is a very durable, waterproof and breathable shell fabric that is produced with recycled and recyclable fibers. The membrane is our well tested Atmos, a pure polyester membrane free from fluorocarbons. The water repellent is also completely free from fluorocarbons.
The leg endings are reinforced with Schoeller® and equipped with snow gaiters. The waist has velcro adjustments. To get in and out of them easily and for quick ventilation, Purpose Pants have ¾ zippers on the outside of the legs.
If you are looking for a versatile shell pant that you can use both on a ski trip and when you walk your dog on a cold winter day, we can highly recommend the Purpose Pants. When they are finally worn out we kindly ask you to return them to us for recycling. We have recycle units in all our own stores and at many retailers.
FABRICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Main Fabric: Apex 3L Hardshell™
High density woven fabric with a smooth, abrasion resistant face and an ultra light friction free inside. Waterproof, breathable, with good abrasion resistance.
Atmos™Membrane is a hydrophilic membrane, not micro porous, and at the molecular-level moisture moves through the fabrics. The more moisture that is in circulation the greater the ability of the membrane to move moisture away from your body. With Atmos we are sure we have a membrane that delivers Houdini standards when it comes to high performance in an environmentally sustainable way, which no other membrane at the market can live up to. Atmos™ membrane is made from recyclable polyester.
When washing clothes made of synthetic fabrics, the use of a washing bag becomes even more important: It prevents microplastics from entering into rivers and oceans.
This product is fully circular, meaning that it's made either from recycled and recyclable or renewable and biodegradable fibers. Most products in today's society are made in a linear lifecycle, where earth's resources are extracted, used and then discarded. This is not working in the long run and comes at a great environmental impact. Instead, we want to close the loop and reuse the material we already have. But we need your help. When your Houdini garments are completely worn out, please return them to us through the recycling units we have in all our own stores and at many retailers.
At least 50% of the fibers in this garment come from recycled sources, either recycled clothes or other sources like PET bottles. We mainly use recycled polyester, which has many benefits. It reduces both CO2 emissions and water use compared to virgin polyester. How much depends on the type of recycling. One of our suppliers show 32% less CO2 emissions and 94% less water use for mechanically recycled polyester. In addition to the impact in production, the major shift is using "waste" as raw material instead of crude oil.
The fabric in this garment is fully recyclable. Instead of becoming waste, the raw material can be used for new products. Our goal is that by 2030, we will take no raw material to our products from the earth's crust. Circular products, made from reycled and recyclable materials are a real game changer, but we need your help for the system to work. When your Houdini garments are completely worn out, please return them to us. We have recycle units in all of our own stores and at many retailers.