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post #1 of 17
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hey guys, my old pants have finally given up the ghost so I'm in the market for a new pair. I'd like to spend under $150. any suggestions? 

post #2 of 17

I buy through Sierra Trading Post all the time.  I can always find ski pants under $150.  Of course, if you wait too long you will need to wait for the "after christmas" sales.  Then again, I'm not terribly picky about pants.

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I'm really not picky about appearance,  just need pants that are warm since it get damn cod up here in maine and I need pants that are comfortable 

post #4 of 17

North Face Freedom Insulated Pant.  60g insulation, fairly burly, comfy, not too baggy with a relaxed fit.  Depending on your size and how picky you are about colours, you can find them easily under $150.

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Hey Hawaiian what size are you? I have a pair of brand new Mountain Hardware Snowtastic pants in size XL. It was their top of the line pant last year or the year before. Made of their DryQ Elite fabric which is very waterproof and the pant is made bomber. They are black. I would sell them for $150 or so.

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Hey Hawaiian what size are you? I have a pair of brand new Mountain Hardware Snowtastic pants in size XL. It was their top of the line pant last year or the year before. Made of their DryQ Elite fabric which is very waterproof and the pant is made bomber. They are black. I would sell them for $150 or so.

I'm a 33in waist so a xl would likely be way to big on me. 

post #8 of 17
Steepandwcheap has some pants for under $150 right now.

Have you thought about a shell pant and adjusting your base layer? I have a pair of insulated pants I rarely wear....I do have a Flylow uninsulated shell pant and a Gore-Tex Arc shell pant and a vast collection of long johns ranging from super thin capilene for spring time to some really thick NorthFace ones I've worn a few times at Cannon. Just a thought.
post #9 of 17

I have some boulder gear pants which I love!  They are very comfortable.  I can't speak to the warmth though because I only skied CA and UT last year and I didn't hit any really cold weather. I usually depend on layering when I do ski in cold climates.  I have never skied Maine though so maybe I don't even know what cold skiing really is!

post #10 of 17
Be careful of sizing too. My waist is 31 or 32 so I'm in between size small and medium. Make sure you check each pant size guide before you buy. If you can, try or buy at a store before you buy so they fit you correctly.
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Be careful of sizing too. My waist is 31 or 32 so I'm in between size small and medium. Make sure you check each pant size guide before you buy. If you can, try or buy at a store before you buy so they fit you correctly.

 

with the boulder gear or with the north face gear? 

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Be careful of sizing too. My waist is 31 or 32 so I'm in between size small and medium. Make sure you check each pant size guide before you buy. If you can, try or buy at a store before you buy so they fit you correctly.

 

with the boulder gear or with the north face gear? 

 

With STP, you can order multiple items in various sizes and return the ones you do not like/want or doesn't fit for about $7. They are really good on that.  

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with the boulder gear or with the north face gear? 

With me, it was the North Face Freedom shell pant

SM: 28-30

MD: 32-34

 

The small was too small and the medium too big. I had to return them.

post #14 of 17

EMS has a nice all-mountain shell pant on cooking deal right now:

 

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30837246&lmdn=Category

 

 

 

Works as a ski pant, works as a climbing pant in rain/sleet/freeze snow.    Better than a *lot* of budget-line brand name pants, actually.

 

The tan colour is pretty accurate; the grey-charcoal is a bit lighter in person (and no longer truly charcoal, IMO).

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I'm a 33in waist so a xl would likely be way to big on me. 


You'd be a Medium in Mountain Hardwear or North Face Returnia pant.  I'm a 34" waist and a confirmed Medium in both.

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You'd be a Medium in Mountain Hardwear or North Face Returnia pant.  I'm a 34" waist and a confirmed Medium in both.

whoops, typed that wrong, I'm a 36in waist, not a 33

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You'd be a Medium in Mountain Hardwear or North Face Returnia pant.  I'm a 34" waist and a confirmed Medium in both.

whoops, typed that wrong, I'm a 36in waist, not a 33

 

That's large in almost all brands excepting maybe some snowboarder styles with velcro tabs at the hips. 

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