Pros: Waterproof and fit
Cons: Haven't run into any yet
Size Tested: Medium
Cut/Style : classic
Type: Shell Pant with Size Zips
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Multiple days, winter, spring
Length of time Tested: Season
Demo or Own: Own
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs
Ski Days/Season: 80+
Preferred Attire: Shell/Layering
Current Quiver:Kaestle shell pants, Insulated Descente, FlyLow Bella Shell pants
The rugged design, amazing color choices, and well thought out features of the Patagonia Primo Shell Pants are just a few things that I noticed right away.
First of all, the fit is really nice for a girl like me who has "girl curves". That is not always easy to find in ski pants.
Second thing I noticed is the functional features like side zips, rugged cuff reinforcement, and pocket placement. I'm not usually someone who uses a thigh pocket, but the one on the primo's is placed well and has quickly become my "go to" pocket for a few essentials.
I've worn the Primo a couple times when the weather is questionable and was not disappointed with the waterproof (Gortex). I stayed dry all day. Lets face it, if we are going to get wet on a ski day, lets make it after skiing, in the hot tub not while we're on the slopes.
You may have noticed that I ranked the Primo Shell Pant as a 3 star on warmth. Well, it is a shell pant, not insulated, so warmth is not a feature you're looking for, yet, I've never been cold in these pants.