Why We Chose The FW Catalyst 2L Pant: Streetwear fit, comfortable, warm and environmentally-friendly.
FW, pronounced “forward,” are a brand that really speaks to the idea that if you’re not moving forward you’re just standing still. They’re all about looking ahead, and never resting on their laurels. This progressive approach has seen them build up quite a reputation for themselves in the ski outerwear market. The Catalyst 2L Pant, which can be paired up with the very good Catalyst 2L Jacket, is a fine example of the stuff the company does so well.
Materials and Insulation
The Catalyst 2L utilises WPS-2L Ottoman Recycled Yarn (15k waterproof / 10k breathability). Despite being cotton-like in appearance, this two-layer fabric is actually highly technical. It’s soft to the touch and supremely durable to boot. You can lap about the place endlessly in these and you’ll always be comfortable. They’re also tough enough to handle getting beaten up by the best and worst of the mountains.
“You can lap about the place endlessly in these and you’ll always be comfortable”
Consisting of 100% post-consumer waste recycled nylon yarn, these pants will please those who like to judge outerwear on its environmental credentials first and foremost. Speaking of environmental credentials, the pant’s warm and comfortable PrimaLoft Black Eco Insulation is made from 80% recycled materials. The Catalyst 2L pants are also rocking WPS-2L Chambray (10k waterproof / 10k breathability).