Note OP thread is a season stale...
Bought a pair of these, Men’s Ridge to Run II Pant, in Short/Short (inseam) Delta (tan), last night on sale at Sports Basement for $96:
For moderate ski weather had been wearing a similar gray Sessions brand cargo pant model the last decade that have not been waterproof the last few years but as a fast turning mogul skier liked how light and unencumbered with movement they felt. I do have heavier more robust ski insulated pants for stormy day skiing fresh but those impede movement in bumps. So for last 3 years have been looking for something similar to the Sessions model but found nothing though part of my problem is my short length inseam size is often not available and never buy any pants in black or bright colors haha. Note I am 66" 140#. And from decades experience don't trust anything I cannot actually try on because sometime pants that look fine can unpleasantly impede knee movement maybe just the way they hang against one's leg. Also this is a shell type model and NOT an insulated ski pant because I much prefer the flexibility of layering.
When I tried them on in the ski shop last night I knew I had finally found a replacement because I could readily bend and turn about without any impeding inside the pant. Think part of that is because the fabric inside is this slippery silvered Omni-Heat fabric while below the knee is a smooth nylon internal leg gator. Four pockets are velcro plus zippers that is important to this person to prevent losing items that may otherwise fall out into deep fresh snow only squirrels will find in the spring. The two small cargo pockets are just velcro and nicely more to the side that reduces binding up against the knee versus the more common models that put them in front.
Am pretty certain there are not going to be any unforeseen issues upon actual use with the rest of the features in part because the Columbia Sportswear brand has been around a long time now and knows how to design solid foul weather winter garments. And for the long feature list one would normally expect at least double the price.
Omni-Heat thermal reflective
Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
Adjustable waist tabs
Internal leg gaiter
Reinforced cuff guard
Zippered hand pockets
Modern classic fit
100% nylon Legacy twill
100% polyester Thermal Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.
Edited by dave_SSS - 12/15/16 at 10:37am