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2013 Patagonia Primo Women's Shell Pant

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #9 in Women's Ski Pants


Pros: Waterproof, druable

Cons: I'm between sizes



Size Tested:  Medium

Cut/Style : Fitted

Type: Shell

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


Tester Info:

Username: Trekchick

Age: 46

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!

2013 Patagonia Primo Women's Shell Pant

A testament to fortitude, Primos provide exceptional durability for seasons that start with an early October storm cycle and don’t let up until the last June corn. Our most wear-resistant shell pant, the lightweight Primos have a 3-layer, recycled nylon construction that uses GORE-TEX® technology and an inner lining for the highest level of waterproof/breathable performance available. A Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish prevents saturation and repels the dank moisture of coastal storms. The waist has a soft, brushed-tricot lining, adjustable tabs to fine-tune the fit, and a gusseted crotch for mobility. Slim Zip installation and coated, watertight zippers create the lightest, most supple zippers possible. Leg features include articulated knees, external thigh vents, tough scuff guards and internal gaiters to seal out snow when you’re wallowing. Details Tough 3-layer recycled nylon GORE-TEX fabric protects against cold and wet snow Waist details: Brushed tricot lining wicks moisture; adjustable elastic tabs customize the fit; two-snap closure and zip fly Loops on rear yoke attach pants to powder skirt of any Patagonia® Snow jacket Slim Zip installation with watertight-coated zippers reduce bulk and weight Gusseted crotch and articulated knees improve mobility and reduce bulk; external thigh vents quickly release heat Gaiters keep snow out; tough scuff guards protect inside of leg and bottom hem Zippered Pockets: Two handwarmers and one right thigh 3-layer, 5.6-oz 70-denier 100% recycled nylon GORE-TEX® fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish 564 g (19.9 oz) Material GORE-TEX® products with 3-layer construction are designed for a wide range of outdoor activities. The 3-layer GORE-TEX Performance Shell has a special GORE-TEX membrane, bonded to a tough outer material and a robust inner lining. The benefit: no movement between the three layers, which means less wear and tear, and even greater durability.

Side ZipsPartial
Seam TapedFully taped
VentingOutside leg
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