Verstärkter Fußbündchen-Schutz // 2-Wege-Seitenreißverschlüsse // Kann mit Hosenträgern benutzt werden // Ösen für Ristschnürbänder // Hosenschlitz mit Druckknopf und Reißverschluss // Oberschenkeltasche mit Reißverschluss // Hinten mit Reißverschlusstasche
Fit: Trim Paßform
Fabric 50% nylon / 43% polyester / 7% spandex upper leg; 100% nylon with brushed tricot liner lower leg
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 24.4oz / 690g (L)
- Favorite downhill ski pants! (Review by Sam)
I use these for downhill skiing and love the combination of heavy, stretchy softshell in the thighs and waterproof hardshell down low. I frequently use the thigh-length zips to dump heat in the lodge or around the house, though I know they're supposed to be used while trekking the backcountry. They're a handy feature either way. I use the fabric D-rings on the front belt loops to hang my lift pass, which is nice (though not necessarily unique to these pants). Probably my favorite aspect are the way these pants fit -- a good combination of athletic/trim in the thighs and loose below the knee. They're also really easy to adjust, thanks to the big velcro tabs. Lastly, the inner ankle fabric is super tough and seemingly abrasion-proof. My last pair of softshells--from REI--didn't have this patch (my mistake for buying them) and were immediately torn-up from my ski edges and boot ratchets. I won't make that mistake again.
Gripes? These could stand to be an inch or two longer. I have a 34" inseam and they're a tad short. Maybe a "Long" version is in order. However, the length doesn't impact things too much when you're in ski boots. I've also noticed two or three small punctures through the inner (removable) gaiter that stretches over your boots; the netting/mesh material OR used here seems pretty fragile. I consider this issue eclipsed by the quality of the other materials, though.
I'm looking forward to using these a lot more this winter in some sidecountry skiing out west and in Maine.
(Am 29.12.13 gepostet)