Einstein is attributed with saying, 'Everything should be made as simply as possible, but no simpler'.
Apparently, Einstein also designed for Mountain Equipment as this philosophy is demonstrated perfectly in the G2 Ultimate Mountain pant!
ME have succeeded in creating salopettes for use in the high mountain environment that have the perfect blend of features, expertly tailored into a low-profile design. Despite other makes having visually flashy or apparently more technical offerings, these pants offer a level of comfort and ease of use that will see you returning to them time and time again.
They run warm; full Windstopper throughout means they are not a pant that you will be using in the valleys during the hot summer months. But once above the snow line they come into their own; the Windstopper material gives a real sense of weather-shedding security, and simple venting zips down the sides prevent melt-downs when travelling upwards!
The knees are shaped and bent with welded reinforcements at the tucks. Crampon patches protect the ankles and internal gaiters keep snow at bay. Two slanted front pockets with welded zips keep storage to a minimum; these trousers are designed for active movement rather than load carrying.
If you like wearing salopettes or mountain trousers with braces you'll find the G2 straps comfortable for all-day wear, and they can be removed easily. They certainly help prevent drafts and snow ingress around the back between jacket and trousers, and a generous strip of microfleece around the waist interior keeps things cozy.
Fit-wise, Windstopper doesn't stretch as much as other softshell fabrics (possibly due to the windproof laminate), so make sure you sit down in them (or bend your knees fully) when trying them on.
Other than that, there's not much else to say - the G2's do everything you want superbly without any fuss or fanfare. Like the best of equipment, once they're on you'll probably not even notice they are there...
Treat yourself and invest in a pair - you'll be glad you did :)