Pros: Waterproof, druable
Cons: I'm between sizes
Size Tested: Medium
Cut/Style : Fitted
Features: Side zip venting, GorTex, thigh pocket.
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Tahoe
Length of time Tested: 1 year
Weather Conditions: Varied – Wet windy, below freezing windy, and spring like
Demo or Own: Own
Height/Weight: 5’6” 130 lbs
Ski Days/Season: 80+
Years Skiing: 30 ish
Preferred Attire: Shell/Layering
Current Quiver: Kastle Shell, Descente Linda(insulated), SOS Legacy (Lined)
As with most women's pants the trick is finding the right shape and size. The nice thing about the Primo is that it fits a woman's natural curves with a flattering cut that goes with you while you lay down tight arcs on the front side and track out the fresh powder in the trees. While I was trying pants, I found myself between sizes with most of Patagonia's selection but the Primo had just the perfect shape to hug the lines of my lower half even though they are slightly loose. This is a very good thing for someone like me who can fluctuate a few pounds during the ski season.
The GorTex waterproofing keeps the moisture out, the body warmth in, and the size zips are easy to access when you feel a need to ventilate on those warm spring days.
I have not skied in these in any condition that I've felt like I needed something more.
The Patagonia Primo is definitely the premium shell pant that should be in your ski wardrobe!