The Stone Glacier M5 Pant was built by hunters for hunters to provide the ultimate backpacking pant. Watch the video to learn more about these durable hunting pants.
The Men's Stone Glacier M5 Pant is built for functionality and comfort during mountain hunts. These men's rain pants feature a unique Contour WaistTM System that eliminates bulk around the waist for a perfect fit every time. A three-layer HydraShieldTM blocks out water and wind while remaining comfortable and breathable. These Stone Glacier pants also have full-zip sides that allow for venting and climate control, especially when used as part of Stone Glacier's StratumTM Layered Zipper System. Designed for advanced weather protection in the backcountry, the Stone Glacier M5 Pant combines function and quality to revolutionize rainproof hunting pants.
These are a fairly slim fitting piece for me. They fit over my dehaviland pants perfectly. So far so good. My only recommendation would be to add a more robust fabric at the inner cuff for durability and I feel like a pocket would be nice too. I understand the weight saving goal so maybe that’s a factor. Loving the product!
Knowing that I had an upcoming waterfowl hunt that involved a week of camping wet weather and work I wanted a high-end rain pant. I’m glad I chose the M5 about day three into the hunt a weak front pushed through and drenched our camp. Everything was soaked and it made things a muddy mess. Each night however I’d zip off the M5’s and I’d roll into the tent clean and dry. The front velcro zipper was a little tricky to learn and in saturated active conditions you might want to add a waist belt but the materials and quality are excellent and I’m happy that I chose SG and the M5’s.
I bought these pants for a lightweight packable layer for big game hunting out west. My only issue is not with quality or design because those are top notch, but as a layer that meant to go over other layers I find them snug. I’m 6‘1“, 180 pounds and fairly thin build. I bought the medium tall because there is not that many things on the market that fit the length of my legs. The medium fits my waist perfect but the thigh area is kind of snug and I think I will be returning them for a large so that I can put it over my other layer easier. With the adjustable waist and zipper design, I hope they don’t end up being too big and falling down.
Just got back from a week living in these pants. From Washington so snow, hail, rain, fallen timber, blackberries... just a typical hunt in the PNW. I compared these to the Kuiu and FL pants and prefer the fit in the upper legs better for me. They kept me dry no problem and are my new winter outer layer. Many more years mountaineering than hunting but I am impressed with the quality of these pants. Mobility is good in these. They seem durable but time will tell. I like that the zippers end below the waist line and you dont have to fiddle with the typical velcro closure at the top. Since we dont wear crampons hunting (typically) there is no reason to have them unzip all the way to the waist. I will be using these as my backcountry ski pants as well I think. I love the built in belt. This is an area that always seems like a weak point in shell pants. If I was the pant designer I would change the following: - tighten up the lower leg to fit tighter to the boot. Gaiters over these have to bunch up the fabric a lot. It would also reduce fabric rubbing while walking and stalking. - add some kind of DWR process to keep the outer layer from wetting out quickly
After buying the De Hillavand pants I loved the taller length. I wear these over my other SG pants and the fit great. We got rained on and my untied body stayed dry. They’re light weight and packable. The full length zipper is ideal when your boots are muddy and you need to get in the pants quick. Only thing is I wish they had a little reinforcement to the knee so if your crawling into a shooting position you have a better chance of not ripping in that higher stress area. Other than that I’m going to be purchasing a second pair in the near future. Definitely worth the money.
I was sick of the typical trash bag fitting pants that were loud, got caught on brush, bulky, baggy, you name the problems. The M5 is perfect in every way. They’re streamlined, quiet for a hard shell, full featured, move with you not against you, very adjustable, and don’t need to be doffed for a high exertion stalk. You nailed it SG...and thanks for the personalized note!
Bought these pants to replace an old worn out beefy pair of ski/rain pants that I used on all kinds of big game hunts in Colorado...those old pants were heavy and always way too loud in oak brush thickets when stealth is at a premium so was excited to upgrade to a lightweight, quiet rain pant. These pants are new to me and I haven't had a chance to give them a rigorous field test in the rain but here are a few observations... I'm 5'7 with 30x30 being my typical pant size. Smalls are a good fit, room for layers, adjustable, 31" inseam is functionally just fine. Stone Glacier's description of the fabric as, "Soft and quiet polyester textile" should not be confused with a soft shell...my "just out of the box" pants have an audible "crinkling" sound and brush raking across the fabric definitely makes some noise...less so then my old rain pants but noticeably louder compared to my soft shell rain jacket...they are not as "soft and quiet" as I was expecting. Good construction and function, breathable and well vented. I'm no expert but I will guess that softer shells don't keep the drip out as well and a softer face fabric would perhaps add weight and absorb water so this may be the compromise for a pant that is very water proof and lightweight. If you are sheep hunting in open country, perfect...as a close range all-a-rounder where a branch zipping across polyester on a quiet snowy day can ruin your opportunity, a bit questionable. Hoping they soften up as they break in.