Best Rock Climbing Clothes for Women


climbing clothing for women

If a weekend of adventure has you hitting the crag and bouldering along the rock face, you need pants that are tough enough to withstand the rigors! Check out the best women’s climbing pants that are functional and look good too!

Arc’teryx Gamma LT Pants

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 When it comes to climbing gear itself, Arcteryx stands out amongst the crowd. These Gamma style Arcteryx climbing pants are great for early spring and late fall as they’re slightly insulated and more weather-resistant. 

Lindsey, co-founder of Where You Make It is an avid climber and she rates these pants by sharing,  “It’s an excellent pair of pants to climb in since it’s great for flexibility when you need it most. This pair comes in two colors; both of them made high-quality and trim-fitting. It also comes with convenient pockets and a belt for comfort and necessity during your climb.

“And, these pants are also available in short or tall sizes as well!  

prAna Kanab Pants

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prAna is a TFG favorite and the perfect mix of fashion and function. We’ve loved these Kanab pants for a while. Believe it or not, they actually make the perfect rock climbing outfit because they stretch, feel comfy, and have a ton of pockets.

Gaby, an experienced mountain guide from Outdoors Generations, shares her love for prAna climbing pants womens styles and says, “Not only do Prana’s products look good, but they’re also sustainably made and Fair Trade certified, so climbers can feel good about what they buy.”

La Sportiva Mantra Pant

These La Sportiva climbing pants are functional and built with performance in mind. They have articulated knees and a diamond gusset crotch to give an enhanced range of motion, while the comfortable nylon/spandex fabric blend provides excellent stretch and comfort. The waist lays flat under a harness and the drawstring at the waist keeps them from slipping down for a full day at the cliff face.

One user shares, “I took these with me to the crag and they performed really well. The material is very strong but also feels light which was great when hiking up steep hills. I didn’t feel overheated at all and they offer a lot of protection from the rock and bugs in the brush. Great adventure pant.”

Eddie Bauer Guide Pro Pants

Eddie Bauer is another brand that TFG knows and loves, due to their long-lasting and durable apparel that also looks good, and these Eddie Bauer mountain pants are no exception. With DWR finish and zip pockets, plus a two-way stretch, they’re perfect for hiking and climbing. 

One Eddie Bauer guide pro pants review shares, “I purchased these pants for hiking trips to Utah. They were very comfortable and fit great. The water repelled great. Lightweight and easy for hiking and packing in a suitcase! Purchased a few pairs in different colors. Will wear them around town in the fall too!”

So, invest in these pants if you want a great climbing experience.

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