Carve down fluffed-up steeps with some of the best protection around in the Eider Men's Spencer Pant. A three-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pegasse membrane gives this ski pant guaranteed waterproof protection against plentiful powder days and horrendous stormy nights, and the pant remains highly breathable so you stay comfortable during intense ski tours, bump runs, and the usual stop-and-go that happens during winter sports. Side airvents also help let out some steam when you really pick up the pace.
A relaxed fit leaves plenty of room for layers on the most frigid days, and preshaped knees ensure you get the freedom of movement you need to bend down deep and charge those bowls with unrestricted mobility. Its bib continues the coverage so you don't have to adjust waistbands and deal with snow sneaking in, and you can remove it when there's nothing but a sunny sky overhead. The cuffs have waterproof zippers that make it easy to pull the pant over your boots while the inner gaiters block snow. And Eider reinforced the bottom legs with Kevlar for long-lasting durability.
|Breathability:||RET < 6m2 PA/W|
|Main Fabric:||Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pegasse 3 layers|
|Weight:||27.34 oz / 775 g|
|Eider Spencer Jacket||$454.97|
I picked these pants up for backcountry skiing as I liked the design and knew the Gore-Tex Pro Shell would hold up. The first time I used them this season though was a big day of climbing ice (Smear of Fear & Colombine Falls) in RMNP last Sunday. In addition to keeping me completely dry, I kicked my bibs twice with freshly sharpened crampons and they didn't once puncture. Super impressed! Looking back, I can't say they felt humid at all during the 9 miles round trip.
In short, I can't recommend these bibs enough and look forward to big season of getting after it in them.