Reviewed by SJG from NYC on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
These are really great pants at a great price. I love shell pants because you can wear them in a variety of conditions by using different layers underneath. I've had them out skiing in 10° and 35° with different layers beneath and the pants have been great. Waterproofing is great (although we'll see how it stands up over time). I don't put much stock in waterproof ratings but these are 20,000 and they seem better than another pair of pants I have that are rated 10,000. They block the wind really well. One of the pockets has a clip inside to attach keys. I have a few small criticisms that prevent a 5-star rating. I'd like smoother functioning zippers on the pockets. The zippers are a little on the small side so you sometimes need two hands (one to pull the zipper and one to hold the fabric) to get them closed. I'd like a place to attach a ski lift ticket (I attached a key ring to one of the belt loops). And the gaiters are almost comically long. Not an issue when secured on a boot but when walking around barefoot the gaiters slide down under my heel (I'm 6' and have a size M).