Basically i've been looking for ski pants since last september and i've just had no luck. The biggest problem is there's not many options where I live so I can't go and check anything out for myself. I've been making due just wearing snowboard pants because that's what people sell here, but i'm looking for a big upgrade. I basically need something that is insanely durable, and very wind/waterproof. It can be very cold and windy mid winter or slushy t-shirt weather in spring, so I prefer an excellent shell and layering as opposed to insulated pants.
The fit is a big thing for me, i'm a 30 waist and 30 leg. I'm not into the park fit, but i'd prefer it to say a heli hansen pant which feel like skinny jeans. I do like a looser fit for a full range of motion and layering without the MC Hammer look. It's very hard to tell how loose pants are by looking at pictures online. Should also mention i'm not into bibs.
Some pants i'm interested in and would love to hear personal opinions on are..
Armada Entry gore tex: I ordered Armada Traverse pants and they fit way too big, didn't have the size I needed for exchange so got a refund. Didn't feel very rugged, so hesitant to get the Entry. It should be mentioned they are a fairly low end pant compared to the Entry though.
The North Face Freedom pant or The North Face Slasher Pant: For whatever reason they sell their jackets everywhere here, but no pants. I love TNF jackets, so might go this route.
Flylow Stash: Hear Flylow is or was quality, never seen a pair though.
Arteryx Sabre: They're priced like they're bomber, i've seen them and they always have a bubble but thing going on and I have a laugh. I know people swear by them, but like to here more on why.
If you have others in mind feel free to share i'm sure there will be others that will find this helpful as well, i've read the reviews on here for some of the pants would like to hear more. Thanks in advance.
Edited by PoisonTheWell - 9/24/13 at 11:10pm