- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
So far I've only worn these pants for lift serve skiing, but with plenty of powder. Definitely no problems with staying dry, and the insulation makes only a light baselayer necessary. Like the description says,the soft lining feels nice and cozy.The thigh vents also came in handy for sidecountry hiking.
These pants are actually more purple than blue, but I kept them since the zipper accents matched my jacket (different brand), and I've received tons of compliments :)
Definitely size down compared to other women's pants by Marmot like the Divine, as these have a baggier look. I'm 5'5" 130-35 with a telemarker bottom half and the size small is almost too big (that never happens). I wear a belt in addition to tightening the inside velcro tabs, and still can comfortably tuck in my top layers.
Apparently Marmot makes a jacket which zips together with a removable upper portion of the pant which is not pictured. This system would seem far superior to a snow skirt if one also bought the jacket (not sure what it is called).
Overall, really well-constructed and warm for long days in the snow. For dedicated touring and considering the price tag, however, I would opt for something lighter and more streamlined (i.e. Arcteryx). I would not have bought these without the sale price, but am happy to have them. I expect they will go out of style before they wear out.