Men's Valhalla Pants

Style# 56505OR

In response to requests from many of our Ambassadors, the standard cut of the Valhalla Pants provides a roomier fit when breaking trail and linking turns through bottomless snow. The GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell fabric is windproof, water resistant and highly breathable, allowing perspiration and excess heat to escape while setting the skin track and fending off wind and snow on the descent. Zippered thigh vents help dump hot air on long ascents.
Standard Fit






  • Water Resistant
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Accepts Accessory Suspenders
  • Belt Loops
  • Dual-Snap Zipper Fly
  • Zippered Thigh Pockets
  • Secure Avalanche Beacon Pocket with Key Clip Attachment
  • Articulated Knees
  • Reinforced Scuff Guards
  • Zippered Thigh Vents
  • Waistband Adjustment Tabs
  • DWR-Coated Zippers on Pockets and Thighs
  • Critically Taped
  • Stretch-Mesh Internal Gaiter with Power Strap Slot


Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric: GORE® WINDSTOPPER® X-FAST Soft Shell 3L, 85% nylon, 15% spandex 70D stretch plain weave face with 92% polyester, 8% spandex 75D circular knit backer // 100% nylon 420D oxford scuff guards

INSEAM: 321/2 / 83 cm (L)

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 24.5oz / 694g (L)

Customer Reviews

Could be better (Review by MJ)

OR stuff is top notch and I have other OR items. These pants however have a poor design... The gaitor is too loose to hold on to my leather ski boot. There is not a dual cuff attachment for a cord to go under the boot to hold a gaitor down.

I may try to see if I can modify them but they will likely be returned. Too bad as they otherwise seem'd perfect.

(Posted on 1/8/16)

great pants (Review by Jim)

I have owned these pants for a few months and have been very happy with them. The fabric is thin but does a decent job of blocking the wind. I was recently out in 50 mph winds with snow and the pants did a great job of keeping me warm and relatively dry. They are very flexible and the zippers operate very smoothly. The only things I would change are; have the internal gaiter seal adjustable, It does not seal around my boots and, make the bottom of the pant legs not quite so flared. I ripped the protective fabric with my snow shoe. Other than that, they are great pants.

(Posted on 3/31/14)

for vert-earners (Review by Peter)

These are well thought out ski tour pants for people who earn a lot of vert and run hot. The softshell material is on the thinner side, requiring more base layer than I’m used to wearing. But this does allow more breathability on the up, especially when coupled with the big side vents. 4 big well-orientated pockets keep my Topo, GPS, and Shot Bloks close at hand. I think the best thing about these pants are the powder cuffs. They allow a pretty good seal around an AT/Tele boot, but don’t require any fiddling when switching your boots for each new skin lap. I’m so sick of futzing with zippers/snaps on the pants cuff on every lap when I buckle/unbuckle my boots.

(Posted on 1/19/14)

High Quality (Review by Willis)

I really like the fabric which not only breathes but blocks the wind. My only issue is with the beacon pocket which pulls on the waist because of the stretch of the fabric. I don't know if the pocket could be raised in the pant leg or not maybe by using suspenders verses a belt might solve the problem. I also like the front pockets which run horizontal rather than vertical.

(Posted on 1/7/14)

Men's Valhalla Pants™ (Review by By Tom Murphy)

The valhalla pants are the answer for skiers looking for a technical high exertion piece that provides bomber protection in harsh cold weather conditions all while having a nice relaxed fit. These pants perform as good as they look. The vents allow you to dump heat on the uphill and integrated gaiters and well placed pockets keep the snow out and your things secure. These pants are the answer to cold weather touring and climbing with skis on your feet.

(Posted on 9/18/13)

Men's Valhalla Pants™ (Review by By Evan)

This is close to the perfect backcountry ski pant. Relaxed fit, super stretchy, durable, weather resistant, breathable, great vents, scuff guard, and looks good in great colors. You won't be disappointed if you are after a dedicated backcountry ski pant that doesn't look like you just finished a lap at a randonee race.

(Posted on 8/23/13)

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