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Great shell pants for skiing
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've worn these about 10 times and love them. Great fit that allows layering for comfort from 6 to 32 F so far. Love the full side zips and pocket placement. Prefer the belt to suspenders as the suspenders slip off my shoulders. Absolutely water tight! I'd recommend these highly
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Never even wore these out of the house. I am 6'2, 190 lbs and the L was so uncomfortable because of the short inseam (in other words, went up my crack) and the XL was big enough for someone weighing 250. Oh yeah, the L had a hole in the pocket too. Not impressed.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Great fit for skiing while not being overly large or baggy, watertight pocket zips, a back pocket, suspenders, full side zips...basically everything you need without being over featured. One small complaint that is quickly remedied with some 2 or 3mm cordelette is that the zippers are very hard to grab with gloves on as they are tiny. I added some cord and now they are great!
Finally, I would add that they keep me dry, are way better than the MH Hestia pants for dryness and the mediums fit me well at 6'1-2" , 175 lbs, tall and slim/athletic. Waist is a little large but the pants have suspenders and accept a belt. Great purchase!
NICE PANT/BIB FOR SKIING
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
WISH THEY CAME IN A SHORT SIZE. TOO BAGGY FOR ICE CLIMBING MOUNTAINEERING BUT AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR SKIING.
Replacing my worn out Arc'teryx Alpha LT 1/2 Bib Pant.
Nice fabric, soft to the touch, and does the job. I'm short and stocky 5'7 190lbs and got the XL. Good fit but a little long as usual for me. Slightly baggy but not too much. This would be the perfect skiing pant for me if they came in a short. Not suited for ice climbing. Yellow is sweeeet
i am 184 cm high and 90 kg weight, what...
i am 184 cm high and 90 kg weight, what is the right size?
thanks in advances
Marmot's sizing chart says a Large should fit you spot on.
Marmot Spire Pant
Eric Bryant, one of Marmot's Freeride Skiers, reviews the Spire Pant from
I'm 5'10 175 with a 31-32' waist, and I...
I'm 5'10 175 with a 31-32' waist, and I wear a medium in almost everything, but tried the medium on in a store recently and it was pretty big...so big that I was afraid they'd slide off my butt while skiing, and so big that I think a small might fight better, but I never wear a small in anything....thoughts?
Solid Ski Pants
Really nice pants. Well suited for resort skiing and the full zip lets you vent as much as you want for backcountry skinning. My only complaint is that the fabric is not particularly hard-wearing, I have visible scuffs and a few small tears in the outer fabric on the seat and other areas from minor falls and such. Definitely not something I'd wear mountaineering but comfortable and stylish for skiing.
Sizing: 6'1", 32/34, 180#, size medium fits perfectly.
Is the fit of this pant more toward a ski...
Is the fit of this pant more toward a ski pant (baggy) or more of a alpine pant shell for winter climbing?
I am looking for a pant that will be suited for climbing in the north cascades in winter will this suite my needs?
They will fit more like ski pants than tight climbing pants but you shouldnt have much problem climbing in them if you size right and dont get something too big
I bought these pants for snowboarding, which I do mostly in the backcountry. The XL fits me as well as I could expect- I'm about 220 and 5'10" with a waist of ~39", so quite stocky and while the pants are a little long, my size always forces a compromise in that area. If you're more normal in proportion, I would expect little issue with length. So that's the only vaguely negative thing I have to write, otherwise, the fabric is great in waterproofness and breathability as you would expect. A pleasant surprise was how much more packable they are than I anticipated, considering the fabric is goretex performance shell. I was originally considering the Marmot Randonee pants, but ultimately was put off by the proshell fabric only being 2 layer, which lead me to expect some durability issues. Plus the Randonee pants actually weigh more than the Spire. The pockets are well placed and functional, as are the suspenders, which easily zip off if you don't like them. The pants do fit fine over soft snowboard boots, but as the first reviewer states, these would be too big for mountaineering boots. By the same token, the fit at the cuff isn't as big as you'd see on snowboard specific pants from, say, Burton. Overall, the fit as mentioned above, together the with full side zips allow for excellent modulation of coverage during a day in the backcountry: It's easy to open a vent as large as you desire, and also take the pants off altogether without taking skis or board halves off while skinning up. I definitely recommend these.
Are these suitable for skiing?
Are these suitable for skiing?
Do ski pants need to be insulated?
These would work fine for skiing. As for the insulated or not, that is personal preference and if you get warm easily it is best to go with non-insulated and layer IMO.
How would these pants work with cross...
How would these pants work with cross country skiing?
Caleb, these are made with a 3 layer Gore-Tex Performance hard shell. I suppose this could work in extremely cold climes, but in my mind not the intended use. I could see myself easily overheating with all but the slowest paces in - 15 degree temps. You could vent with the side zips, but I think you would be better off with a wind proof soft shell for such a highly aerobic sport. For most of my winter XC tours and runs I wear a simple tight like Under Armour cold gear or a power stretch. Not for everybody. But, like all things you can make it work if you want to. Good luck!
I am 6-2 and 200 lbs with a 34 inch waste...
I am 6-2 and 200 lbs with a 34 inch waste and 34 inch inseam whats size do I need.
Hi Bill, I'm 6'1" 185, 32/32 or 34 and I just picked up a pair of mediums that fit perfectly. I tried on the large and felt they were pretty baggy around the waist. Hope this helps.
Do these have removable suspenders? If not...
Do these have removable suspenders? If not do other Gortex marmots have removable suspenders?
They do have removable suspenders but wear better with them on. I tried it both ways and the suspenders do help! They are a little long even though I got "short".
I am a shorter male and was wondering which...
I am a shorter male and was wondering which pair of Marmot Spire Pants to order. I am 5'5", 140lbs, 30" waist, 30" inseam.
Nice pants for ski, to baggy for mountaineering
The pants are well made and absolutely waterproof. the cuffs fit ski boots perfectly.but this means they are huge around a mountain boot. even spantics. I feel they are also too short.five star for skiing three for mountaineering
Im really leaning towards these for winter...
Im really leaning towards these for winter hiking to go along with my genesis for total bombproofness. Will the breathability and dexterity of these pants suffice for winter hiking/backpacking? temps will be 20-50.
Yes, what you are describing is exactly what these pants are designed for: winter use for hiking, climbing and skiing.
Write your question here...Are the suspenders...
Write your question here...Are the suspenders removable?
Yes, the suspenders are removable.