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Outdoor Research Skyward Pant - Men's

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    Your legs need to breathe too.

    You can always take off your jacket when you start sweating on steep skintracks, but your pants are a whole different matter. You need a pair of ski pants with extreme breathability for the uphill, but still shed snow on the downhill; queue the Outdoor Research Men's Skyward Pant. This pant's air-permeable membrane is Outdoor Research's most breathable option with fully taped seams to ensure reliable waterproofing for deep powder days.

    The Skyward also features a stretchy fabrication that moves with you from the first switchback to the final turn of the day, and the bib zips off just in case suspenders are a little too nerdy for your style. There are long zippers outside each thigh to ensure an ample amount of ventilated airflow in case you're still sweating on the ascent. The internal gaiters feature slots for your ski boot's power strap, and there are numerous pockets designed for avalanche beacons, smartphones, and more.

    • Air-permeable pant for backcountry touring
    • Waterproof, wind-resistant AscentShell with fully taped seams
    • Movement-mirroring stretchy fabrication
    • Zip-off bib with adjustable suspenders
    • Outer thigh ventilation
    • Internal gaiters with power strap slot
    • Plethora of pockets for avalanche beacons and more
    • Item #ODR00HR

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] AscentShell 3L, [face fabric] 84% nylon, 16% spandex, [backer] 100% polyester, [scuff guards] 100% nylon (420D)
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    standard, articulated knees
    Pockets
    1 zippered bib, 1 avalanche beacon, 2 zippered hand, 2 zippered thigh, 1 zippered back
    Venting
    outer thigh
    Waist
    belt loops
    Bib
    yes, zip-off
    Gaiters
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 12 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Love'em

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    These are great ski pants made by a great company. There are ample pockets for stuff. The fit isn't baggy and they move right along with you. They are warm, and keep the weather out. I went off the sizing chart and found it to be accurate. Especially with the adjustable waist. I've used these a number of times this year on both warmer and cold ski days. If its warm, open the vents and you're nice and cool. If its cold, zip them up and you're toasty warm. Love'em.

    compared to jean sizing

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I also found these to fit small - slim really. I wear a size 36 waist, 32 inseam jean and I suppose I have a 35" waist as 36 is a bit loose. These pants 'just' fit at the waist. Borderline uncomfortable but they work. The length is probably perfect at a tad long without footwear on.

    great first-bib experience

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I have taken these touring several times as well as a couple powder days at Snowbird. My first time using a bib, and they have won me over for sure. Plenty of sleek pocket space, a clip for my keys in a hip stash, leg vents along with a good snug fit. I like that the bib section sips out, i think that will be great for spring, but the support and comfort is unmatched by pants.

    They do not have added insulation, so this makes them a great backcountry bib, but on a cold first chair i wanted more then just my thermal layer under them.

    great first-bib experience

    I am right there with you, Matt - although the women's does not have a bib! Fantastic fabric - waterproof, windproof, durable, soft, quiet, stretchy, supple... Great pant sof front or back of the mountain!

    Thanks,

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Major issues with the fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium & Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I'm 5'11" with a slender build. Typically, I wear a medium, but these in a medium were pretty tight on my 32" waist, and the bib fit like a stretchy undershirt. I exchanged for a large, and there was altogether too much volume in the pant; although the waist and bib seemed to fit well. The tapered upper side seams on the large left the pants looking like a cross between a women's fit and Sinbad's pants. Great materials in the pants themselves. Though, pocket and bib materials are clearly built with breathability/performance as a higher priority than durability. Par for the course, these days. That's fine, but my real beef here is with the fit. With all the time spent back and forth with returns, I'll stick with my North Face bibs circa 1993 for now. They set a pretty high bar that these pants simply can't approach.

    Want a Do-It All Softshell Pant?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I've spent countless hours in these this year and am happier everytime they're on. No waterproofing issues, not to snug and not to loose. Great knee articulation and well thought out vents/pockets. Has a thigh pocket for a beacon... not sure if I'd put one there; but its there. Fit is a little small in the waist. I'm a 34 and have a Large pair of these.

    Are they bibs, pants, or just awesome?!?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 205lbs

    If you are anything like me (read: super sweaty while participating in high output activities), you know the struggle of having a ski pant that doesn’t breath while touring. Nobody likes swamp a**, and apparently neither does OR because these pants/bibs crush it in the breathability category. Perhaps just as impressive is the waterproofness of these… no need to worry about water or melted snow seeping through- unlike your highschool hockey goalie, they are not a sieve.

    The stretch on these rock too, allowing for plenty of mobility while climbing the skin track. For those used to touring in a gore pro pant, this has none of the crinkly nor restrictive attributes that we have fought forever. The removable bib is also an awesome component- there are just some days you don’t need a bib! This is definitely a overlooked item, and I highly recommend trying them on- you will not be dissapointed.

    Are they bibs, pants, or just awesome?!?

    Stretchy and breathable!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    Just picked up these bibs for the upcoming ski season and my initial impressions are great! I am big into backcountry and wanted something that would stretch and breathe more than standard 3 layer shell pants or bibs. The AscentShell fabric fits the bill perfectly and I am super stoked to get these out in the backcountry for some hands on testing!

    The fit is a bit tighter than most snow pants, I am normally a medium and a large in these fit perfectly. Other than that the fit is great, plenty of room in the legs allowing for a nice range of motion while skinning uphill. There are also plenty of pockets, including an dedicated beacon pocket.

    I will post a update once I have some on snow time with these bibs.

    If you have any questions about these bibs, or anything else on the site, please contact me directly.

    How is the knee durability on these pants? Are they reinforced at all? I like to wear kneepads underneath my pants, and I've found that most pants will tear through really easily if I put my knees down on ice or graze a tree while wearing the pads.

    I've had a set of the Stoic Bombshell bibs (absolutely amazing bibs, wish they still made them) for like 5 years which are finally on their last legs, and those are the only set of pants I've ever found that will survive the kneepads. Currently looking for a replacement.

    Weston, I am sorry for the delayed response. These are not built for durability as much as they are built for breathability and movement. For a bit more bomber pant from OR, try the Blackpowder Pant - That thing crushes it.



    Thanks,



    Leta

    OR Rep