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Vanir LT Men's Hardshell Mountaineering & Ski Pant

Vanir LT Men's Hardshell Mountaineering & Ski Pant



Revised for winter 2018/19 with Jöttnar's new SKJOLDR™ windproof, waterproof, breathable fabric. Tough, lightweight and versatile, the Vanir LT is the pant of choice for mountain rescue teams, professional mountain guides and committed ski-mountaineers and climbers. Feature rich, with articulated and reinforced knees, internal powder gaiters, harness-friendly ¾ length water repellent side zips, fully detachable braces and full-sized Kevlar™ instep protectors. 

“The Vanir LT was hands down the best pair of pants I have ever had the opportunity to abuse.”

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3 layer Jöttnar SKJOLDR™ fabric sheds snow, turns back rain, blocks wind and breathes.

SKJOLDR™ is a proprietary, super tough, waterproof, breathable hard shell fabric developed by Jöttnar in conjunction with leading Japanese textile scientists and fabric mills.


Adjustable braces with glove compatible electroplated metal fixings for durability. Braces are easily detached for lowering and removal of the pant when wearing a jacket.


Internal gaiters with elasticated gripper cuff, electroplated metal boot clasp and internal cord cinch provide a tight seal to keep snow out. Sized to accommodate both ski and climbing boots. 

YKK® Aquaguard® ¾ length two-way leg zips start at the ankle stop short of harness pressure points at the thigh.


Two hip pockets for valuables storage and for cold hands protection. YKK® Aquaguard® coil zips are water repellant, flexible and hard wearing.

Design & Construction


Waterproof, windproof, highly breathable, 3 layer, 80 denier Jöttnar SKJOLDR™

SKJOLDR™ is a proprietary hard shell developed by Jöttnar in conjunction with leading Japanese textile scientists and fabric mills

Streamlined, articulated cut.
Will fit ski boots or mountain boots
Elasticated, adjustable, detachable braces

Reinforced knees and seat.
Diamond crotch for strength, stretch and durability.
Kevlar™ reinforced in-step protectors
Reinforced cuffs to protect against boots

Embroidered front and rear logos

Black, Eucalyptus, Polar Blue

S, M, L, XL

Features & Components

Internal gaiters with elasticated gripper cuff, volume cinch and boot clasp. Will fit both skiing and climbing boots

Two hip hand pockets with YKK® Aquaguard® water repellent zips
Two vertical chest pockets with YKK® AquaGuard® coil water repellent zips

YKK® Aquaguard® water repellent two-way front zip
YKK® Aquaguard® two-way leg zips. ¾ length sized to stop short of harness pressure points
Corded, glove compatible zip pulls

Comfort Features
Breathable, stretch-woven back panel

Technical Data

630 g / 22.2 oz. (men’s medium)

Fabric Weight
Jöttnar SKJOLDR™ 3 layer 171 g/m²

Hydrostatic head
20,000mm minimum

Breathability ratings


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

I felt confident in the Vanir's durability even on the roughest terrains, it really seems built to last. And I really liked that it felt more breathable than the N80p-X GORE-TEX Pro, while also being robust. It was the first time I had tried the SKJOLDR and I was impressed.

The Vanir is lightweight and fits quite well, and is more comfortable than other hardshell legwear I've tried. The zippers, pocket, adjust and finishing are superb; all details were thoughtful and well made. Brilliant.

Cut above the rest

Light weight, tons of attention to detail. Feel fairly indestructible. Especially around the waist, these are really nicely done with plenty of ability to "customize" and secure the fit. These are well ahead of any ski pant I've owned previously in terms of construction quality and detail.


Using the salopettes in Japan for snowboarding, love how the breathe well and the button design for the gaiter and cuffs are really convenient for my boots. Great fit, fantastic bibs.

Extremely light and breathable.

I use these salopettes for Telemark skiing, mostly in the Alps, and chasing a lively Springer Spaniel as a SAR Dog Handler in the UK. They are extremely light and breathable, and hence well suited to high activity levels. They also cope with wet and soggy British weather! The only thing I would change is the sizing - being short and stocky the legs on a Medium are a bit long, whereas the chest and waist are a snug fit so I can't go for a smaller size. Overall though, they are the best pair of salopettes I've ever owned.

A great product, well worth the price.

Just a quick note to say how impressed I have been with my Vanir LT trousers. As well as regular winter and summer use in the Scottish mountains, I have been working on a footpath building contract near the summit of Beinn Narnain (Arrochar) for the last few months and have worn the trousers every day. They take considerable abuse doing this work but have withstood everything so far. Some of the weather we have had in the past few weeks has been more like January than August but the trousers have retained their waterproofness at all times. My only suggestion for improvement would be to the braces which tend to slip a bit during the day - but I understand this has been improved in the most recent model. Overall - a great product, well worth the price.

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