"So stretchy you can kick yourself square in the face" wasn’t on the design brief for the Bloc Pant but it’s true nonetheless... if you can reach...
Get into (and out of) tight spaces with the Bloc Pant. Designed for fair weather outdoor climbing and foul weather indoor bouldering to make heel hook hindrance a thing of the past. The twill fabric uses soft organic cotton with a touch of spandex, providing a frankly silly level of dynamic movement.
Just in case that wasn’t enough climbing comfort, we’ve added a diamond-shape gusseted crotch and articulated knees, allowing you to execute awkward moves with orangutan levels of limb looseness. The stretch-twill also allowed us to make the Bloc Climbing Trousers a slimmer fit than standard climbing pants, so you can still see your toes on nifty foot placements.
Climbing trousers need to be durable, especially if they’re being subjected to rough Peak District grit. Cotton is a naturally hard-wearing material and possesses inherent grip properties –useful for tackling gnarly off-width cracks, (or for by-any-means-possible climbers with notorious knees...).
A deep waistband with ¾ ribbed elastic and button closure provides a flattering fit for a range of body-shapes and fits neatly under a harness. There are also four drop pockets for phones, guidebooks and beanies. Actual pockets you can use! Who'd have thought it...
Fabric: 98% Organic cotton, 2% spandex (200gsm)
Wash your trousers on a delicate cycle at 30ºC or handwash with lukewarm water. Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap but don't use fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water and line dry, or tumble dry at a low heat. Store above dog chewing height.
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How It Is MadeOrganic Cotton
These trousers are made from Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic cotton. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides. And it feels great!
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.