Up, up, and down.
Whether you're touring around Stevens Pass or getting some late-season turns in the San Juans, the Outdoor Research Women's Skyward Pants deliver the waterproof, breathable protect you need when you're earning turns. The three-layer shell with fully taped seams wall out water, and the stretchy face fabric keeps your legs mobile when you're making kick turns up an overly steep skintrack (thanks over zealous touring partner). The outer thigh vents dump heat quick when you're working up a sweat on the bootpack, and the reinforced scuff guards prevent wear and tear when your ski edges are sharp enough to slice a piece of salami.
- Ski or snowboard pants with a penchant for backcountry pow
- Three-layer shell with fully taped seams is waterproof
- Air permeable face fabric is breathable during the ascent
- Outer thigh vents dump heat quick when you're on the move
- Stretch boot gaiters seal out snow when you're breaking trail
- Reinforced scuff guards protect pants from ski edges
- Standard fit with articulated knees promotes mobility
- Item #ODR00IE
- Q & A
Functionally sound, needs a belt
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
Gave these as a gift and she wrote an in depth review
"I am 5'4" 123 lbs and these pants in size small fit relaxed rather than fitted. The XS was just a little too fitted and size S is a little looser than I prefer, but I think they are supposed to fit more relaxed. They are a little long for me, but most pants are. The velcro waist cinch is a nice feature, BUT with the elastic in the back of the waistband, the pants do not stay put at the waist and I constantly have to yank them up. A belt or suspenders is a must. The waist would fit much better without the elastic. There are more pockets than I can use and I prefer to wear my beacon on my body as it pulls down on the pants when in the beacon pocket. The left thigh pocket is convenient for holding your phone. The waterproof/breathable and stretchy material is top quality and is comfortable for walking and skiing. The side zips are easy to use when I need to loose some heat on the uphill. overall, I would recommend these pants, but with a belt."