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What color ski pants?

post #1 of 13
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So with the new season slowly approaching, I'm planning to get a pair of nice pants but I'm looking for some help in color...I know it might be a sort of a shallow question but this will also be the first time in many many years that I'll have my own gear and I might as well not look stupid.

 

I have this jacket:

 

http://www.bobssportschalet.com/images/product-images/north-face/tnf-2013-2014/north-face-kira-2.0-triclimate-womens-jacket-tnf-black-2014.jpg

 

I would normally go with black pants just because it goes with everything and doesn't show dirt as much but as you can see, my jacket is pretty much all black so I doubt I'll be going that direction. I was thinking white for the contrast but I'm afraid it'll get dirty. My skis are pretty light in color (mostly white with some light green/blue/red) so I thought maybe a light color from that scheme? Any advice would be appreciated.

 

I'm also wondering if I should get ski pants or snowboard pants. I've read that snowboard pants are generally more baggy than ski pants, which sounds nice because I have tried on ski pants before that fit but were tight and didn't feel too comfortable to move around. I do realize there's a slight difference as far as certain padding for each but I've read many skiers like to wear snowboard pants for their comfort. Is there a brand or type of pants that anyone would recommend for comfy skiing?

post #2 of 13

Yellow

post #3 of 13

Red, then you can look like the other 1000 jongs on the hill in red and black.:duck:

post #4 of 13

Paging TC...  

 

To the OP:  As you are a female, I would be afraid to suggest any particular types and brands (this is based on my experience shopping for ski clothes with my wife, and daughters  I never know what they would like).  Best is always to try thing on and look in the mirror.  Any bright contrasting color would work.  White will look sharp, so would purple, or yellow, or lime green.   Another consideration that does not come to people's mind is that bright colors equal visibility and that often means safety.  Black and white color scheme is bright, but not very visible, so a splash of color will be safer.  The rest is fashion and I am clueless there. 

post #5 of 13

Purple, olive-type green, some color that is not a primary, but more interesting. Mustard yellow, brick or wine red. That kind of thing. Let us know what you choose! Nice jacket -

post #6 of 13

Lime green would be good; different and pretty modern/younger. 

Yellow the same, though I'm not a real fan of yellow.

Bright red, even edging towards pink-y red, would be more traditional but still interesting

I think purple will "muddy-up" the overall look.

White will look a bit too put together (are you a bunny?) -- and have the aforementioned negative of not being particularly visible.

 

So... depending on age and "look", I vote either lime green or red.

post #7 of 13

Color coordinating your outfit is the most important part of gearing up and with that jacket I would definitely go with a white & black pant:

 

Something like this if you are a guy:

 

 

or toss these in the wash with some Techwash waterproofing if you are a woman:

 

post #8 of 13

Blue, no YELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

 

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lemon Zest View Post
 

Color coordinating your outfit is the most important part of gearing up and with that jacket I would definitely go with a white & black pant:

 

Something like this if you are a guy:

 

 

or toss these in the wash with some Techwash waterproofing if you are a woman:

 

 That is exactly what I do not want. Just because I am a female doesn't mean I don't like to be comfortable during skiing......if you read my post then you'd know that's not something I'm looking for at all. 

 

As for everyone else, thanks for the imput. I'm going to have to try them on and see but I will probably go for something bright. Lime green/light blue or something with white sounds good. As far as snowboard pants/ski pants, I guess whatever feels more comfortable.

post #10 of 13
Helly Hansen has a nice light blue color
post #11 of 13

On a serious note, the main difference between ski and snowboard pants is that most ski pants have some type of edge guard, usually cordura nylon on the pants cuffs. Most snowboard pants do not.


Edited by MT Skull - 10/5/14 at 3:20pm
post #12 of 13
Whatever is simultaneously warmest, driest, and cheapest. Next decide which looks the best on YOU. Then the black ones. ;-)
post #13 of 13

I just did a review of the Helly Hansen Legend Cargo pant. I have these these in a Bordeaux...sharp.

 

 

Thanks @Matchstix for the photo. 

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