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post #31 of 40

Running pants come in various thicknesses, lined and unlined and breath well. LOTS of options...

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Only an idiot would wear jeans as their OUTER layer skiing when they understand that snow turns to water when it gets on you.  For noobs, they learn and get something water resistant next time.  Others, like you say aren't trying to challenge themselves with the level of skiing. Those are really few and far between.

 

 


I'll argue that people place just as much emphasis on peer approval as they do on actual performance and functionality with regard to gear choices.  Look at all the baggy sick low pants out on the mountain.  You'll see them even at (especially at) the Olympic and X-Games levels.  Look at all the 95+ waisted skis you see on the mountain when a flake of fresh hasn't fallen in over a week.  For most, gear choice is just as much about appearance is it is about function and performance.



umm baggy pants great....

 

sagged pants equal not so great.

 

there is no way in hell jeans are god thing to wear underneath. talk about uncomfortable.

post #33 of 40

The main question has been answered quite well but I'm wondering about something else. The OP mentions a cool torso and very cold extremities. Makes me wonder if enough clothes are being worn on the upper body. The cold extremities might be the result of the body restricting blood flow to maintain a warm core. If so, keeping the core warmer might lead to more comfortable fingers and toes.

post #34 of 40
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The main question has been answered quite well but I'm wondering about something else. The OP mentions a cool torso and very cold extremities. Makes me wonder if enough clothes are being worn on the upper body. The cold extremities might be the result of the body restricting blood flow to maintain a warm core. If so, keeping the core warmer might lead to more comfortable fingers and toes.



Makes me wonder if the OP is even eating enough.

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

there is no way in hell jeans are god thing to wear underneath. talk about uncomfortable.


Wanna have some textile fun?     Do a Nikwax DWR wash-in on your jeans.  

 

The stuff _does_ act like a fabric softener by enhancing fiber/fiber slip.

post #36 of 40

Hi, if you still need suggestion for "heavyweight midlayer" here is a link to 16 various styles and brands.

 

http://www.backcountry.com/mens-heavyweight-long-underwear-bottoms

 

On really cold days i start with a merino wool boxer, then a merino/syntetic blended lightweight midlayer, then topping with heavyweight fleece bottom. (of course my GT pants as the final shield)

 

My personal choice is a norwegian brand name Devold, and their Active series. They blend Merino wool with a syntetic mix in their garments and they do a really great job of drawing the moist from your body,whilst still keeping you warm. 

post #37 of 40

I'm pretty lightweight with poor circulation (diabetic since age 10), so I almost always wear my REI Powerstretch pants, basically fleece with lycra (close fitting).  I bought them for cold weather bike riding years ago.  I use them now over my base layer, with shell ski pants over that.  I shortened them so the length didn't bunch up for skiing (hem at the top of my ski boots).  I haven't had cold legs yet, down to about 12 degrees F.

 

 

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post #39 of 40

Yeah, I will second the massively overlooked military cold weather gear system (ECWS?). Pennies on the dollar for Polartec. A 200 weight fleece pant is perfect. You will sweat, but take your pick - cold or warm/sweat. I just happen to have a great pair of pants that have vents, and now I barely sweat at all. I have a 200-weight pair.

 

 But honestly, the best I have are the heavy Capilene baselayer that Patagonia makes. I got them for maybe $20 in late spring. They worked just as well on Denali in sub-zero, as they do in 30F + temps. I dont know how they are different from ultra expensive Merino or other baselayers, but I swear by these things.

 

Every year I hit up the TJ Maxx type stores and you'd be amazed as to what they sell. Plenty of fleece and fleece/spandex blend running pants that breathe real well. Ive found $200-300+ pants from various names for $50-100.

 

 

post #40 of 40

I have succumbed to the peer pressure and purchased a second pair of GOOD ski pants that have lots of pockets so I will be less likely to feel compelled to wear jeans underneath.  I still might go there depending on what I have planned after skiing.   Last time I had to drive straight from the resort to my kid's basketball game so stepping out of ski pants and having jeans on already worked out well.

 

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THESE PANTS HAVE FRONT HIP ZIPPER POCKETS. THE WAIST ALSO HAS TWO SIDE HIP ADJUSTABLE WAIST STRAPES TO REACH THE PERFECT FIT. THESE PANTS ALSO HAVE A DESCENTE GLOVE KEY HOOK TO CLIP ITEMS ON TO AS WELL.  AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PANTS THEY HAVE SIDE ZIPPERS TO  ALLOW EASY ON AND OFF ACTION.

 

Brand new and $35.00 delivered.  I already have a black pair of desentes very similar to these .  Guess I'm running out of excuses.

 

 

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