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Snowboard pants required?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
First time snowboarder this November. What are pants options, given the bulk of the snowboard boots? Jeans? Snowboard pants? What have you seen out there?
post #2 of 16

Well, some kind of pants are required. 

Although the occasional BN boarding does happen. 

 

Welcome to EpicSki.  Have fun with your new adventure. 

post #3 of 16

Skiers can get by with jeans, although at the risk of considerable derision, but snowboarders, especially first timers, spend a lot of time sitting on their butts in wet snow. So some kind of water resistant--preferably waterproof breathable--pants are highly recommended. You'd also like the pants to have built in gaiters to go over the tops of the boots to keep the snow out.And you definitely want the cuffs to go over the boots, not inthem. If budget is an issue consider places like Cabelas, which tend to have lower prices for similar gear than ski shops, especially if you don't mind camo or international orange.

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks old goat
And to TrekChick, didn't find it funny, but now I'm getting the humor of this community.
post #5 of 16

Don't cheap out on the pants, the bum must be waterproof and must not be slidey.

 

Also you need good snowboard gloves I wore out my expensive ski gloves in a couple of days learning to board, of course you might not be as crap at it as I was.

post #6 of 16

Hey, this is SKI gear central

 

This should be moved over to;

Snowboarding Discussions, Gear and Instruction

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Good information. Can fur inner, suede outer mittens be used? Are are only gloves recommended. Remember, this will be my daughter and my first snowboard trip. I've skied on many occasions, but haven't focused on what snowboarders were wearing.
post #8 of 16

personally I like wearing mittens with a good shell and opportunity for exchangeable liners.  somehow the liners get a little damp and cold (my hands must sweat) but I keep a spare set of liners with me and swap them out at lunchtime.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you Pastor, happy that I don't need to buy more gear.
post #10 of 16

pastor?

post #11 of 16
Ski or snowboard, it's the same outerwear. Yes, pants and gloves should be waterproof, especially for the kid, otherwise you are going to have a quick disaster on your hand and a quick trip to a slope side outfitter at full msrp. :-)
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yea, your profile says you are a pastor.
Maybe you are a cyber imposter lol, was hoping you would give the skiing community some biblical encouragement.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Your awesome, thanks
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bfbollich View Post

Yea, your profile says you are a pastor.
Maybe you are a cyber imposter lol, was hoping you would give the skiing community some biblical encouragement.


It's true, though I usually stick to skiing here since religious conversations tend to go sideways on the internet

post #15 of 16

Snowboard pants tend to be more durable in the knees and butt area.  For a first time snowboarder, you might find that desireable.  If you don't get insulated ones, make sure you have warm base layer, especially for your butt.  You'll find yourself sitting on the snow quite a bit.

 

You'll freeze in jeans because they'll get wet quit.  I'm not sure of your age but I also recommend, unlike many snowboarders, pulling you snowpants up all the way.  Nothing can change your attitude like the introduction of snow to your "plumber's butt".

 

Welcome to epic.

 

Ken

post #16 of 16

Any reasonable snow pants will do although boarders like the baggier fits. However you MUST be sure to color-coordinate your outfit. Better if it also matches your gear. If in doubt, form over function. Please put a lot of effort into this or else you will pejoratively be called a "Gaper" by the ski and snowboard community and it will not go well for you on the slopes.

 

All the best,

LZ

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