I need new ski pants!

Steve Martin

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I am looking to spend 150 or less I would like them to be vented. I think I prefer insulated with the caveat of having ventalation.

my top contenders right now is spider dare right around 150 from a local ish shop and Flylow cage pants for 125. The spiders are 2 layer goretex biut the Flylow,‘s have a great reputation. Any opinions on those or any other pants?
 

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Reminds me, need to sew my rear right pocket bottom where stitching came out. Was skiing when I barely noticed something dark dropped out of my pants onto the snow. Startled to see it was my most important wallet.. yikes! Felt the zipper still closed so wondered if I'd stuck it under my belt accidentally? Unzipped put it back in but moments later is laying back on the snow? Huh? Repeat same thing as cannot see back there. Finger feel the pocket and note the whole bottom stitching is gone. Columbia Omni-Heat pants. Still usable but am wondering about some more narrow width hard to find mogul specific pants for next season.
 

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A lot of it is fit and body type. Quality and price mean nothing if they're so tight you can't move freely, or so big you're stepping on the cuffs when you visit the can.

I am fairly slight. Spyder, Helly, OR, and Mountain Hardwear generally fit me okay. Patagonia is all over the map. Flylow and Arcteryx are always way too big on me. YMMV.
 

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A lot of it is fit and body type. Quality and price mean nothing if they're so tight you can't move freely, or so big you're stepping on the cuffs when you visit the can.

I am fairly slight. Spyder, Helly, OR, and Mountain Hardwear generally fit me okay. Patagonia is all over the map. Flylow and Arcteryx are always way too big on me. YMMV.
I agree about Patagonia, I ordered a pair of medium pants to match my medium jacket and they are huge. The jacket does fit a little loose but I would need my legs to grow several inches to fit the pants properly.
 

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I've been considering Armada Atmore pants. I'm going to look at a couple local shops to see what they have in stock later today.
 

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I'm going to my LSS for their annual tent sale next October to get me whatever pants fit, are reasonably good quality and really reasonably priced.

I have Orage pants that are about 7 years old and the cuffs fill up with snow because of small tears from my ski edges. Otherwise they do the job...not so waterproof anymore. Not so water resistant either.
 

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I find buying new snow pants to be about the hardest item to purchase in regards to skiing. Just not easy to find something that fits right and is in the price range.
 
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Slemers

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I've been considering Armada Atmore pants. I'm going to look at a couple local shops to see what they have in stock later today.
Checked out some Armada Atlantis ski pants in Goretex. Very nice but $224 at EVO in Portland. They didn't have the Atmore in stock that I went to see. Might be some online deals in the 150 range.
 

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Reminds me, need to sew my rear right pocket bottom where stitching came out. Was skiing when I barely noticed something dark dropped out of my pants onto the snow. Startled to see it was my most important wallet.. yikes! Felt the zipper still closed so wondered if I'd stuck it under my belt accidentally? Unzipped put it back in but moments later is laying back on the snow? Huh? Repeat same thing as cannot see back there. Finger feel the pocket and note the whole bottom stitching is gone. Columbia Omni-Heat pants. Still usable but am wondering about some more narrow width hard to find mogul specific pants for next season.
I've got 2 pair of the omni-heat I use for patrolling, I'll have to pay attention to the stitching since I carry alot of stuff in the pockets.. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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