Mountain Equipment Tupilak (2013)

When the weather is trying to say ‘get off the mountain’, you need the best protection there is – and Mountain Equipment Tupilak trousers provide it. Built around Gore-Tex Pro, they are top of the fabric league in terms of waterproof and breathable performance. You also get a high waist and braces so they stay up and you are very well-protected. The side zips are full length, so you can get these on while wearing crampons and there is a built-in gaiter at the ankle cuff to keep snow out of your boots. Articulated knees and extra abrasion-resist panels all just add to your ability to beat the weather in these trousers.

Material 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro
Sizes S-XL
Weight 630g (L)



The Mountain Equipment Tupilak trousers are the best option for extreme winter conditions in our review.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2013