Overall a good purchase decision
I went to Killington, VT for a 3 day snowboarding trip. These pants did amazing through 3 fulls days of snowboarding. I was originally concerned with the possibility of them wearing out fast (the pants seemed very light weight... almost cheaply made). HOWEVER, I was proven very wrong! I would consider myself an average snowboarder and I had my fair share of falls on the trip, yet these pants held up wonderfully! I will note that these pants are not fully waterproof. They did stay dry for the most part, yet as a snowboarder I sit on the ground when I strap in, so on the more warmer days I could definitely feel my behind getting wet because of that. Temps during the trip ran from mid teens to just above 30 degrees. I also layered up underneath so I would not get cold. In conclusion these pants are a great value in regard to how much you are spending.
This is the first time I'm wearing snow pants since I stopped skiing 15 years ago. I've forgotten how nice having a nice set of snow pants can be specially when the weather gets nasty like what we've been having lately. I've worn this outside more than I have wanted too but thank God I have it. It has kept me warm, dry and comfortable when doing things outdoors. One reviewer mentioned that it's hard to button. I actually had to find a pair where the buttons worked perfectly at the store. There were quite a few that had the "Hard" button issue. Good thing Campmor is only a skip and a hop and a few exits off the GSP from me.
Ok so far
I haven't use the pants yet. My only complaint so far is the hem is kind of big. I would have liked the hem tapered a bit or at least a adjustable hem to fit ski boots. The pants is advertised as snow pants not ski pants---ski pants means its bell bottomy. I plan to use this pants with regular snow boots not ski boots. So, hem drapes over the snow boot which I wind up stepping on
I bought these pants to snowblow and play in the snow with my 3 year old. They are perfect for both. I stay dry and warm for as long as I need to. I would also recommend them for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, etc... They are not too bulky at all and I have full movement even with jeans underneath. These work much better for me and I prefer them much more than bib overalls. Highly recommended.
Good snow pants - lightweight and warm
I used them during winter camping with the Boy Scouts in weather getting down to near 0F (-18C). I stayed nice and warm in them. I liked the waist-high pants as opposed to "bib" type snow pants. (I wasn't skiing, so I didn't need the extra frontal insulation that bibs provide.) They're reasonably lightweight and comfortable. If it was wet, I'm not sure how these would have performed. I've only had them a week or so...
I used the pants to ski/sled in. They kept my legs very warm and dry all day. Also liked the elastic band strap which allowed some extra room in the waist. I wear a 38-40" pant and they fit perfectly. They were a tad long but I have a short inseam and once I had the ski boots on they were perfect! These are great pants for the money spent!
Great Ski Pant Great Price
I had purchased this pant two seasons ago as I was looking for a cargo style pant for when I am ski patrolling. I have worn them for over 50, 4 hour ski patrol nights since I purchased them and they have held up to everything, not one sign of wear. This is why I purchased my second pair for my casual ski adventures.
Nice and Dry! Love all the pockets
These were nice, dry, toasty pants to wear out in the snow. I went sledding with my kids, cross country skiing, hiking and did not feel the cold. I also really loved all of the pockets. Since I often am out with my kids, there were plenty of places to store tissues, chapstick and even my camera and I did not feel weighted down.
Comfortable and warm
I used these pants on a cod fishing trip when it was 18 degrees. They were warm and kept me dry. However, the pocket seam gave way and my jackknife and keys went down to the bottom of the pants. I had to re-stitch the pockets in order to make them usable again.
Good value for the price
Have worn these to outdoor sporting events, with temps dipping into the twenties. So far, so good, with them keeping my legs warm even though I'm not moving much while out in that weather. Will be taking them skiing later this month, and expect that they'll do fine there as well.