Men's Cascade Pants - Black

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Key feature
Waterproof and breathable pants with 2 zip pockets, adjustable and detachable braces, 2 taped side ventilation zips, lower leg reinforced patches, built-in gaiters, lower leg zip
Users reviews
4.19 / 5 77 ratings

Products benefits

Freedom of movement
Pleated insert, preformed knees
main fabric weight Principal= 114 gsm, reinforced lower leg patch component
10 000 mm waterproof fabric after 5 washes, taped side zips
Breathable membrane RET=6, side ventilation thanks to two-way zip
Pockets are accessible when wearing a harness, gusseted lower leg zip
detachable gaiters and braces
Environmental impact
SCORE C - Comparison: men's waterproof trousers - technical details


from 34" to 40"
Total weight
670 g in size 36"
Main lining : 100.0% Polyamide Main fabric : 70.0% Polyamide, Main fabric : 30.0% Polyurethane (PU) Yoke (General) : 86.0% Polyester (PES), Yoke (General) : 14.0% Polyurethane (PU) Secondary lining : 70.0% Polyamide, Secondary lining : 30.0% Polyurethane (PU)
Approved by
team SIMOND mountaineers during numerous ascents. Especially for ice climbing (e.g.: Repentance / Cogne / Italy)
Designed to :
mountaineers who mainly do ice climbing looking for protection in harsh weather conditions (water / wind)
2 years

Additional information

2 waterproof zip hand pockets, accessible when wearing harness 2 side ventilation zips elasticated waistband adjustable and detachable braces Reinforced lower leg lining, providing protection when caught by crampons Gusseted lower leg, enabling you to place trousers over mountain boots or ski boots (double fastening: zip and press stud) Built-in removable gaiters
Straight leg cut Product measurements in size XL: Waist measurement: 108 cm Crotch length: 83 cm
Fabric waterproofing
We measure a fabric's resistance to a water column, in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure resistance, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with 2000 mm waterproof rating can resist 2000 mm of water pressure (which is roughly equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours). With a waterproofing rate over 10 000 mm, pants offer an extremely high level of waterproofing.
Product's waterproofing
The Cascade trousers have been approved in a shower test under 100 litres of water / sqm / hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a heavy mountain downpour.
Fabric breathability
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture, generated by an active body, is evaporated, and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability. We consider that if - RET < 9 = highly breathable fabric - 9<RET<12 = breathable fabric - RET > 12 = slightly or not breathable fabric. Cascade pants have a RET = 6
Garment breathability
On top of the main fabric's breathability, the trousers are designed with 2 side zips that create an air flow to regulate the temperature
Score to compare the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and with different indicators. An overall ABCDE rating is performed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of products with each other (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks, ...).Decathlon is a committed stakeholder in this environmental labelling approach. To get more information:

Users reviews

4.19 / 5 77 ratings
68 users recommended this product

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  • Man
    20-29 years old
    13 April 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    It broke the second day skiing

    Brand response :

    Hello Sergio,

    I am sorry to hear that the Cascade Pants did not meet with you expectations.

    Could you please provide me with more specific details. Which part broke, how and what type of skiing you were doing at the time? This will allow me to give more precise feedback to the brand.

    These trousers are primarily designed for Mountaineering rather than Skiing which places different strains on different parts of the trousers. I would recommend looking through our range of dedicated Ski Trousers through the link below; though being near the end of the season we are currently limited on sizes.

    Once again I am sorry about your issue with the Men's Cascade Pants

    Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    12 April 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Multi purpose pants

    I was looking for a pair of shell pants for skiing and saw these.
    Initially I was doubtful they would fit over my ski boots. No problem as they are an excellent fit and the removable inner gaiter is probably not needed when wearing ski boots as the fit is so snug.
    I have also worn them whilst hiking in the Cairngorms in typical Scottish weather, one minute blazing sun the next snowing. Again they performed brilliantly!
    Size wise they fit fine, maybe slightly long in the leg. The braces have a good range of adjustment but do chafe the chest area a bit if worn just over a base layer.
    Maybe not the most breathable trousers but the leg vents allow some heat to escape.
    I would buy another pair also thinking about buying the soft shell version as well.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    22 January 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Brilliant trousers

    I bought these as an last minute replacement for my old waterproofs before heading out for 3 days of Scottish winter climbing. I wasn’t expecting much for the price but I can’t recommend them enough. I was waist deep in snow gully’s for long periods of time getting into the climb then spent a few hours scrapping them off ice and rock. I didn’t get wet nor did the trousers rip. They took 3 days of pain whilst I felt comfortable throughout.

    A very good price for an excellent product.