Description

The Nautilus offer exceptional waterproofing and breathability, keeping your legs dry on the steepest and soggiest of hillsides.

  • Reliably waterproof and breathable (20K/20K) 3-layer fabric 
  • Super durable 70D nylon 6,6 outer with reinforced hem and ankle patches
  • Designed for striding with articulated knees and a gusseted crotch 

The Nautilus use a specially developed 3-layer fabric treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent. The fabric's construction provides reliable, long-lasting performance, and maximum reassurance when you’re bracing for biblical levels of rainfall.

Designed for dynamic movement with articulated knees and a diamond-shape gusseted crotch, the Nautilus are waterproof trousers you can be comfortable in, even on airy scrambles. A slimmer lower leg eliminates excess material (and perpetual flapping in strong winds) and there’s a little bit of give to the fabric for high strides.

We've used an exceptionally tough 70D nylon 6,6 outer fabric for season-after-season heavy usage. And we’ve also reinforced the hems and insteps to provide extra abrasion resistance in high wear areas. If you venture onto frosted ridges and frozen wind slab, the stiffened instep patches are also harder to catch on crampon spikes.

A semi-elasticated waist with zip-fly and button-closure provides a secure fit, makes your trousers easier to get on and off, and helps with sudden calls of nature. The three-quarter length two-way leg zips fit easily over bigger boots and enable easy venting on more vertical inclines. And the zips themselves are water-resistant with internal storm flaps to keep out driving squalls.

Features

Key Features

  • Highly waterproof and breathable performance (20K/20K)
  • 3-layer construction provides reliable protection in bad weather
  • Extra tough 70D nylon 6,6 outer fabric for season-after-season use
  • Reinforced hem and ankle patches to protect high wear areas
  • Easy to move in with articulated knees, a diamond-shape gusseted crotch and a degree of stretch
  • Semi-elasticated waist with zip-fly and button-closure is secure and easy to pull on
  • Two-way water-resistant zips for venting with an internal storm flap
  • Slimmer fit and elasticated drawcords on the leg hems to cinch over boots
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Regular

Performance

Hydrostatic Head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 20,000 g/sqm/24hrs

Construction

Outer Fabric: 70D 47% Nylon 6,6 / 53% nylon stretch
Membrane: PU membrane
Inner Fabric: 20d nylon tricot
Reinforcement Fabric: 500D Oxford Nylon
DWR: PFC-Free C0

Weight

12: 420g

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

Caring For Your DWR
To keep your trousers' durable water repellent (DWR) treatment in tip-top condition, wash them regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage) using a reproofer. Using a spray-on reproofer maintains your trousers' wicking ability.

Washing Instructions
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. You can also use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.

Environmental considerations

PFC-Free DWR
The Nautilus trousers uses a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on their outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that so we've been working hard to get rid of them.

Size Guide
Women's Trousers and Tights Sizing
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18
Waist
Inches
CMs

25.5
65

27
69

29
74

31
79

33
84

35
89
Hips
Inches
CMs

35
89

37
94

39
99

41
104

43
109

45
114
EU 36 38 40 42 44 46
US 4 6 8 10 12 14
Short Regular Long
Inside Leg
Inches
CMs

29
74

31
79

33
84

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:

Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Measure around your hips at the widest part.
Inside Leg - Measure from the top of your inside leg at the crotch to the floor.
Where not stated size is regular.

How to Measure

Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Measure around your hips at the widest part.
Inside Leg - Measure from the top of your inside leg at the crotch to the floor.
Where not stated size is regular.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting. A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
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The Details

Nautilus in action