Closeouts. How do Columbia Sportswear's Winter Blur snow pants lock out snow and cold? With a waterproof breathable Omni-Tech® membrane, Omni-Heat® insulation and heat-reflecting technology, and a flip-up waistband panel, of course!
Reviewed by Winter Walker from International Falls, MN (Icebox of the Nation) on Monday, March 3, 2014
I have 3 different styles of Columbia Snow Pants and like them all. They are all a little different from the other but all are great. I am an outdoorsman. I don't downhill ski so my opinion are based on walking in snowshoes and just being out in in the cold. I normally wear a large but opted for the XL in these to allow a little more room for layering. Problem I had was the inseam was too long. I hemmed the cuffs 3" and put a band of elastic in the cuff to snug up the bell bottom. The pants are light in weight and are warm. On the insides of the legs near the crotch there are zippers for letting out heat and it does make a difference when they are open. The outer material is not nylon which makes it softer and quieter when you walk. The pants have the Omni-Heat insulation although I can't really tell the difference in warmth when compared to the insulation in the Boiling Point 2 pants I also have. I do like the flip-up waist band. It keeps the drafts out and also helps keep the pants up. The bottom bells out quite a bit and has a snap closer so you can close it some once you get them on. For sizing I found these bigger all around than the XL Boiling Point 2 pants. The waistband has elastic velcro straps which give you a lot of take up. I like these pants.
Reviewed by larry new snow ski beginner from tennessee on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
once again sierra trading post has given me a super deal on a very high quality product from columbia, after receiving my shippment from sierra, i was very happy, the columbia product is second to none at a very great price from sierra, this is my third purchase from sierra, as i'm new to the great sport of snow sking, as always sierra trading post employees a super staff to help with all your outdoor products, and i'm sure you too will have a great buying experince too, keep up the great job! and thanks again all the team at sierra trading post, your friend, l trivette
Reviewed by Darius from Chicago, IL on Friday, February 22, 2013
Great skiing pants! They fit perfectly and I have fairly large quads. I tried on some Marker pants and they felt like skinny jeans.
I have the earlier version of these pants too and like them, but these new pants are greatly improved! Waterproof zippers, 3 front pockets, elastic and velcro waist adjustment. You cannot go wrong with these!
Reviewed by gomer from upper michigan on Monday, February 18, 2013
For the price, not too bad. I had a tough time between small and med sizes with Mountain Hardware and others. Columbia was a small for me. The omni heat is thin and works on convection heat, like foil. If you can imagine wrapping in foil, on the chairlift you lose some heat. Cant keep it wrapped inside when the temp is 5 deg and the wind is blowing. You feel some cold through these. However, I didnt feel any wet from the snow on the chair I sat on. Thermaloft works better (sierra brand). The price was OK, under $100. Limited use for warmer temps above 20 deg F.