An explosion of warmth and waterproof wonder.
Blast off the chairlift in Mountain Hardwear's Snowburst Insulated Cargo Pant for Women. Equipped with a Dry.Q Core membrane, the Snowburst keeps water out and lets internal moisture escape for waterproof breathable protection. Fully taped seams make sure a single snowflake doesn't seep through the fabric for extra protection. Thermal.Q Elite insulation mimics the lofty nature of goose down even though its a stay-warm-when-wet synthetic.
Mountain Hardwear placed a zipper at each inner thigh for ventilated airflow, and the zippered cuffs allow easy access to the protective boot gaiters. The Ambush edge guards protect the cuffs from ski edges and other sharp objects, and adjustable tabs at the waist ensure a secure fit regardless of how many layers you have on that day.
- Dry.Q Core shell
- Fully taped seams
- Thermal.Q Elite insulation
- Zippered thigh ventilation
- Gaiters with zippered cuffs
- Ambush edge guards
- Adjustable waist
- Item #MHW00AG
- Q & A
Absolutely loved the design and color, but the sizing is way off. Order a size below what you'd normally take.
My new go-to pants!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Thanks so much to Mountain Hardwear and Backcountry for teaming up with me so I could review these pants and spread the word to the Backcountry Community on their goodness.
Oh these pants....where to start? How about with the fact that they have quickly become my favorites. I put them on for the day and they just FEEL good. Good quality, super comfortable, warm and functional....what's not to love?
The fabric is soft and moveable, not at all stiff like some ski pants tend to be. They are toasty warm without being overly bulky, and for warmer days have vents up the thigh to cool off.
I am no push-the-limits crazy cool backcountry athlete, but I do enjoy a full day in the powder and these pants keep me warm and dry, even in the coldest, wettest conditions. And to REALLY put them to the test, I took them out for the day with my kids....let me tell you what that's like: All day long, 15° (if it was even that warm), 1ft+ new powder (so good!). My kids like to spend their time rolling down the mountain like snowballs, getting stuck in trees, losing skis, and watching me climb back UP hill, limbs flailing, powder flying, all to save them. This went on for hours....but guess who stayed dry and warm, even when waist deep in new snow? ME. Thanks pants.
These are a little more relaxed fit than some pants--they lie somewhere between fitted and baggy. I would definitely say these fit true to size. I am 5'4" 112 lbs and the XS fits great. They sit a little bit lower than some of the other pants I ride in--they sit right below my hips. But if I want them up higher to ensure no snow sneaks in when I tumble down the mountain after my kiddos, the waist adjusts so I can pull them up. And with the gaiters tight around my boots they are like a force field for my lower half.
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gettin buried in my snowburst....
Staying nice and warm in 18* weather and wind in my Snowburst pants