Reviewed by caseface from Schweitzer mountain in North Idaho on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Haven't had a chance to use these guys yet seeing as the ski season just ended but with all of my knowledge and those of others (professionals) these are a great pair of pants. The only thing I could say is they run a little longer, like some of the other reviews stated, but shouldn't cause any issue once your ski boots are on unless you are a shorter person. I am almost 5'6 and 140...I bought the size 8 and they will be great even with layers underneath if needed.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Cross Country, Downhill, Hiking, Snowboarding/Skiing
Reviewed by UtahSkierGirl from Park City, Utah on Friday, February 11, 2011
I ordered these in size 38 and 40 and the Mammut Pila Alpine pants in 40 and found the two styles fit very differently. I am a pretty consistent size 8 in pants and the size 38 Nirvana fit pretty true to size, but the Pila was WAY too tight in a 40! I was really on the fence between the 38 and 40 Nirvana because I have hips and the 38 was a little snugger in the hips than I would prefer, but the 40 were too baggy in the butt and legs. I decided to keep the 38 and as soon as I skied for the first time (backcountry) in them I knew I made the right choice. They're incredibly comfortable and not restrictive in the waist/hips as I worried they might be. My ski partner commented more than once on how flattering they were in the rear. I am almost 5'10" so I have a VERY hard time finding ski pants long enough for me but these are the perfect length! I've been using softshell pants for a few years so was concerned the Gore-tex might feel too heavy or hot for touring, but the side vents are perfect and the weight feels just right. The quality also feels excellent. Love the little feminine details in the styling. Great find!
Best Uses: Backcountry, Downhill, Snowboarding/Skiing