The Ultra Pants are designed with top quality fabrics that maximise both waterproof protection and breathability. Minimal features are included to keep weight low but they are still perfectly suited to running.
Ultimate Direction says:
The Ultra Pant is designed to handle even the toughest race-day conditions. We only use high-tech materials and features to ensure it is both waterproof and extremely breathable for any weather.
Ultimate Direction's 2021 Ultra Pant V2 are excellent running pants. They have been updated with the use of the same fabric that has been used on the Ultra Jacket which has a HH of 30,000 and MVTR of 30,000 so these pants certainly provide loads of protection and impressive breathability. The low weight and low bulk is ideal for them being stored in your pack ready for emergencies.
Although these pants are designed with minimal features there are still enough to show that they are perfectly suited to running. The knees are well articulated making them particularly comfortable when running. Water resistant zips up the lower legs make getting them on in a hurry over chunky trail shoes much easier which is great when conditions change quickly. There are no real pockets, simply one small internal pocket that doubles as the stuff sack but that is all most runners need.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear