Ronhill Momentum All Terrain Pant Review

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Chiseller, May 9, 2020.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Size Medium 292g
    Inside leg 32.5"
    1st impressions of the Momentum AT Pant.
    I bought this model, partly to fill a void in my mountain Kit and partly for casual wear with the ability to carry my phone or a windbreaker and gloves if needed.
    Another draw was to have a comfortable lightweight pant to wear over shorts at the end of the day and perhaps to add to my sleep system.
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    Firstly the weight.. Mine weigh 292g with the care /model labels removed. I couldn't find a reference to the weight online, so I took a punt on them being around the 210g mark, allowing for the zipped mesh pocket and the looser fit.
    Sadly I was wrong. They are far heavier than I expected.
    Do I keep them? Do I send them back?
    Weighing up the odds I mentally compared them with my Salomon Wayfarer Pant @ 313g which feel light and comfortable, have two hip pockets, one small thigh pocket and a rear pocket. They look quite smart until they've been stuffed in a pack for a day.
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    I like the wayfarers, but couldn't fastpack in them like I can potentially do with the Ronnies. The momentum AT pant have a feel and look to them that suggests you won't look like you've found them in the bottom of a compactor.

    Speaking of the material, they are not described as being wind resistant but are described as having a DWR treatment to the finish.
    As you can see by the deceptively open weave that isn't apparent until you try them on ( commando is not recommended) or hold them to the light.
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    You can well imagine that the DWR is a worthless sales gimmick. It will be interesting to feel how they are in a cool wind as I've been surprised with how some open weaves can trap some of the incoming air and create a warmer feeling than I have expected. (Rab Pulse Hoody comes to mind)

    The DWR is impressive for a couple of minutes....
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    Sadly that's as long as the impression lasts. Under a low pressure shower with a shake effect as opposed to one point of continuous impact... The upper thighs and groin gave out almost immediately. After around 3 minutes with a walking effect, the rest began to follow suit.


    Again I am looking forward to seeing how warm they may be once wet and with some wind.
    Once the shower has past... You can pull/ping at the stretch material to help shed some of the soaking. Once I was happy that they were soaked, I stopped the shower and did some on the spot walking and knee raises to see how much water would hopefully push out.
    The result wasn't too disappointing as they held on to a mere 48g /ml of water. Pretty good. I Belive they will dry reasonably quick in a breeze.

    The packability is quite reasonable, stuffed into the rear mesh pocket (probably more compact when rolled or folded) you can have an idea of bulk.
    Pictured with a Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell, Salomon Fastwing Hybrid jacket and a small hydrapak race cup.
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    Both the jackets fit nicely into the rear storage pocket. It is also able to hold my Huawei P30 Pro in a case. *individually... One jacket, not both at the same time* I wouldn't want to run with a phone in the back, but I will try it out at some point.
    Pictured with the Kor Preshell.
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    The stretch of the material, allows for the old carrier bag trick...
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    Yep, a size 11.5 Altra Can pass through effortlessly (I recommend either a lighter carrier or at least incorporate it into your pack as a multiuse item. Great for carrying other folks rubbish off the trail)
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    Just reverse the carrier and use again for removing the pant.
    They are quite comfortable worn over a pair of shorts, so I can see them getting some hill time in mild/inclement weather.
    Hope this helps you decide for or against purchasing a pair, for whichever activity you choose.
    Stay safe,
    Carnivore Hiker.

    Edit 18/05/20
    I find these to be Deceivingly warm for hiking on a mildish windy day. 15C to around 9c with wind chill when the sun is absent.
    Comfortable and flexi, but just that bit too warm for me.
    Should make a great addition over shorts or tights at the end of the day on cooler climbs.
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
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  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Found these to be Deceivingly warm for hiking on a mildish windy day. 15C to around 9c with wind chill when the sun is absent.
    Comfortable and flexi, but just that bit too warm for me.
    Pretty decent for when the pace is slow &
    Should make a great addition over shorts or tights at the end of the day on cooler climbs.

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