SUITABLE FOR EVERY BODY SHAPE AND ACTIVITY

Types of Waistbands

Designing the perfect waistband requires extensive anatomical knowledge. You have to know your body shapes inside and out. You have to know how waist, buttocks and hips relate to each other. A proper waistband requires technical knowledge, creativity and craftsmanship.

At Maier Sports, we have taken our more than 80 years of experience to create the perfect waistbands for our pants. That’s why you can choose between various waistband solutions to fit any outfit, any body shape and any sport. What’s important is that the waistband shouldn’t be considered in isolation from the overall fit. The waistband is reliant on all of the materials, the cuts and the technical elements that make up your outfit to work together.

You probably already know that Maier Sports pants are available in 61 different sizes as well as in standard, short and long sizes. But many people don’t know that our pants also differ in terms of their waistbands, which are designed to be the perfect fit for any body shape.

A reliable waistband, thanks to a perfect fit

The perfect waistband isn’t just integral to the overall fit of your pants, it’s also an important part of what makes them functional. The right kind of waistband can effectively support all of your movements and keep you feeling free and secure. That way, nothing can distract you from the path ahead. Your senses are free to experience mother nature, the smell of the forest, the sounds of the animals, the sight of sun rays through the canopy, and the primal joy of moving your body.

Of course, you can choose any of our pants – all of them will fit you, regardless of their specific waistband solution, thanks to the bi-elastic material. That being said, we managed to improve upon this clever combination even more.

reliable waistband with flex zone and belt

reliable waistband with flex zone and belt

We often combine our waist solution for our regular fit hiking pants with flex zones. This allows the waistband to adapt flexibly to the body for a perfect fit. The reliable waistband with flex zone on our hiking pants harmonises perfectly with the belt that often comes with models featuring this type of waist.

This type of waistband for example comes with our hiking pants Lulaka and Nil.

Perfect for the following body shapes:

Traditional waistband with belt for hiking pants

Traditional waistband with belt for hiking pants

The solution for our 4-way stretch hiking pants. Suits the slender silhouette of our slim fit models. This sleek, classic waistband combined with the stretch pants material ensures a great fit. Moreover, our pants with this type of waistband come with a practical belt.

This type of waistband for example comes with our hiking pants Inara Slim and Torid Slim.

Perfect for the following body shapes:

vario waistband for hiking pants

vario waistband for hiking pants

This innovative waist is highly elastic and somewhat wider and higher. It hugs the waistline almost like a corsage. The completely new waist adapts to the body in any situation and follows your every move. A belt is not needed.

This type of waistband for example comes with our hiking pants Inara Vario.

Perfect for the following body shapes:

sporty trekking pants waistband

sporty trekking pants waistband

A slim, all-round elastic band ensures that the waist of our technical trekking pants hugs your waistline. A belt is no longer needed with this type of sporty waistband. Pressure marks under a backpack or waist strap are history.

This type of waistband for example comes with our trekking pants Norit 2.0 W and Norit 2.0 M.

Perfect for the following body shapes: