Love them! Great in the 2010 Blizzard!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Snowed-In Steve from Baltimore, MD on Monday, February 8, 2010
I purchased these for skiiing; however, before I could get on the slopes, we were hit with 26" of snow here in Baltimore!!! So timing was good. I went for a hike in the snow for four hours and these pants kept me very warm and dry. I was wearing Hot Chilis and light sweatpants underneath and may have been able to remove one of those layers. I was not sweating though and didn't feel overheated. Temps were in the mid 20's. I then spent another hour on my knees digging out my car and pants were durable and kept me warm and dry. The other people in their jeans were very jealous.

I wear a 31/32 and I got the Medium. The length is perfect and the waist is just very very slightly too big. There are not much adjustments on the waist, but the velcro on the sides and front can pull it in about an inch. There is also an adjustment on the inseam which can lengthen it 1" or shorten 2". There are instructions on how to do that. It has a nice cuff adjustment and, for my hike, the snap on the bottom of the front of the inner cuff was nice to attach to my boot to make sure it didn't ride up. I like the full zip on the side. There's a zip up and a zip down. The zip down doesn't allow it to come apart...you still have to slip your foot through. The inner cuff does come apart (held with a snap and velcro), so you could probably pull it over ski boots without taking them off (good for racers in GS suits). Velcro seems to be solid quality. The only downside is the one back pocket. It does have a zipper though. I've been in that boat before so I'm used to it and have plenty other pockets elsewhere. For the price, I'm not complaining. These are not super-thin pants, but are not very bulky either.
Now, if only I had cross country skis here since I can't make it to the slopes anytime soon :( Hope this helps!
  • Best Uses: Downhill, Snowboarding/Skiing
  • Cons: Not Enough Pockets
  • Describe Yourself: Advanced
  • Gear Usage: Winter Sports
  • Inseam: Feels true to length
  • Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Freak Blizzards, Warm, Waterproof
  • Waist: Feels true to size
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