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Vali Men's Soft Shell Mountain Trousers

Vali Men's Soft Shell Mountain Trousers



Wear underneath salopettes in cold winter conditions for walking or skiing or on their own for 3 season use or high output 4 season use.

Quick-drying, light but tough and very comfortable. A proprietary 3XDRY® treatment from Swiss fabric technologists, Schoeller® repels light moisture and dirt from the outside whilst rapidly transporting perspiration from the inside.  

Detachable braces, leg ventilation zips and double-lined seat and knees for abrasion resistance as well as reinforced kick patches to help protect against touring-ski edges and crampons.

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Zipped leg vents enhance cooling when working hard. An inner mesh discourages snow ingress, whilst an outer wind baffle provides protection when the vents are zipped closed and not in use.


Adjustable ankle opening accommodates boots of varying volume. The zipped cuff will fit climbing, ski, ski mountaineering and Telemark boots. Hardwearing, reinforced in-step protectors protect against crampons and ski edges.


Soft internal loops for brace attachments. A felt inner waist lining enhances comfort whilst double press studs and integrated belt provide security.


Schoeller® 3XDRY® treatment for dirt and water repellence. The 3XDRY®finishing technology unites two treatments, hydrophobic and hydrophilic. From the fabric outside up to the middle it is water repellent; from the fabric inside to the middle it is water absorbent. This combination generates a comfortable cooling-effect, keeping you dry longer.

Design & Construction

Schoeller® stretch fabric with 3XDRY® treatment for water repellency and breathability

Regular fit
Zipped ankle gusset to accommodate ski or mountain boots of varying volume
Elasticated, adjustable, detachable braces
Zipped leg venting system

Embroidered front and rear logos

Colours: Black, Anchor Blue, Brindle Deep Khaki, Dark Nightshadow, Blackstone

S, M, L, XL

Features & Components

Draw Cords
Leg hem draw cords to cinch on boot
Glove compatible
Glove compatible elastic hood draw cords

Two zipped hip pockets
One zipped rear pocket

YKK® zips throughout

Comfort Features
Soft fleece internal waist band
Zipped, mesh-lined thigh vents

Double lined Reinforced knees and seat
Kevlar™ reinforced in-step protectors

Technical Data

440g / 15.5 oz (men’s medium, no braces)

Fabric Weight

Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF)

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Great Pants

I bought these middle of last year. These pants are great for trekking and spring ski touring. The fit and inseam are perfect. They are strong enough on the outside but have great stretch and wick moisture super well. I have used for high output cardio tasks and have really like them. The quality is excellent as well. I would recommend these pants for sure. I am 5'10" and about 175 lbs. The medium fit is perfect for me.

Beautiful but too fragile!

These trousers are an absolute work of art. Very high quality components and very nicely put together. They are comfortable and provide good insulation and water resistance. However the only downside for me is how fragile the material is... I wore these trousers the day after I got them on a hike in the lakes and came back with a hole in the knee and a tear inside the leg, I don't even know how it happened. In the mountains I need durable trousers and I wouldn't buy these again unfortunately however still a nice product for much gentler use perhaps walking the dog

Worked with ski touring boots!

These mountain trousers are superb. I searched for along time for a schoeller type pant that could be used for everything including ski touring. Over the last two months I have used them for winter scrambling in wet Scottish snow, two ski touring trips in the alps and several sweaty uphill workouts with weight. They have been excellent. They look great as well, which makes a difference. I particularly appreciated how well they worked with ski touring boots (Salomon Mtn). The material is comfortable and very flexible, and works great with an extra merino layer, or warmer, as required. I have found myself using them at home as well. I have had problems before with the modern belts from other brands, which often loosen under the pressure of a harness or hip belt but the Valis worked fine. The windproofing was less than I have experienced with some other trousers, but this was only in strong winds and easily manageable. My only suggestion would be for the hip vents to be deeper (as on the old Rab Calibre trousers) so that they can be used to stuff gloves, hat etc on the move. Many thanks to Tommy for your help in getting the right size. Highly recommended.

Beautifully made.

I've been a disciple of the Mammut Base Jump for years, believing this to be the best and most versatile mountain pant around. I've owned numerous pairs over the years and have been firmly attached to them. However, I think this attachement may have shifted to Jottnar's Valis. I first saw these being worn by some of the guys from Lochaber mountain rescue and they raved about them. So I decided to cheat on my Base Jumps and plumped for the Valis. Three months in and the love affair continues. These are beautifully made and very flattering in cut. A lot of mountain trousers have a Tonka look about them, but these are understated and smart. The Schoeller material feels similar in weight to the grade used in the Base Jumps, and similarly tough. The venting panels work well and the braces are a nice touch, although I haven't needed to use them. These have had heavy use but show no sign of it, other than a self inflicted camp fire burn on one of the insteps. All in all, high performing kit and money worth spending. Well done Jottnar.

The fit and styling were perfect.

Billed as winter mountaineering & ski touring pants, I bought the Vali Trousers for a 4 week trek to the base camps of Kanchenjunga in the eastern Himalayas and they did not disappoint. I was initially attracted by their weight, significantly lighter than my Mammut & Montane soft shell winter pants, which was helpful with a tight baggage allowance. The fit and styling were perfect, with the bracers adding to the comfort and being easy to detach for the personal practicalities of a trek. Above 3,000m, with rain & snow, the Vali Trousers came into their own, warm, windproof and quick drying they were perfect for the long walks over passes and into the high valleys – when the sun did appear, the ventilation zips were ideal. Excellent kit for trekking and now my number one walking trousers for the UK.

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