Lur

Lur

Lur

Lurwrote a review of on March 20, 2007

5 5

Gore-Tex rocks! I sat in slushy spring snow without fear of a soaked bum - cold yes because these pants are not insulated - but never wet. The full length zippers on the outside of your leg are great for venting and do not leak at all. I was concerned about the lack of separate gaiters around the boot but the elastic cords pulled tight and stayed tight, creating essentially the same effect with less material.
In the back country, I had some trouble with the plastic buckles that connect on each side of the waist coming undone under my backpack hip straps. When I wasn't wearing the suspenders and had the zippers open for venting, the pants sometimes fell down. With the suspenders on I was fine, and again this only occurred under the hip belt of my frame pack.
My only warning, these pants are not for the fashion-concerned. The gathered waist gives you a lovely dumpy butt look, especially if you have the zippers open for venting at the top.

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Lur

Lurwrote a review of on March 19, 2007

5 5

I recently started replacing all my polypro base layers with wool because you can wear them multiple days without washing and never smell bad! These pants rock, just like everything from Icebreaker. The length is perfect with ski or snowboard boots - no material bunched up at your knees. I haven't worn them in super cold conditions yet, but they performed extremely well in spring conditions - keeping warm even when they were sweaty and drying fast when I opened the vents of my shell pants. They are not the least bit itchy, even after a couple washings. I thought it might be a pain that you can't dry them in the dryer but it wasn't a problem because they dried much faster than I expected. I highly recommend these pants for women who play hard and need gear that can keep up.

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