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Have I lost my manhood?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I've been very happy with my North Face Mountain Guide jacket with Gore-tex XCR, so I thought I'd get the matching pants. I've looked all over for a great deal on them. The pants on ebay are mostly counterfeits, but they are plentiful. I finally found a great sale on the Mountain pants. But alas, they are women's only. But they're half price. I can't even find a pair locally at regular price.

So here's the dilemma. Do I go for a woman's pant? I actually went to a ski shop today (bought my wife a helmet) and tried the North Face pants on. The women's large was actually a touch big; a men's medium is perfect. Of course, they didn't have the same model, but I figured the sizing in North Face should be close.

The alternative is to get a pair of Marmot Gore-tex pants I found on sale, but they're still quite a bit more than the women's North Face.

I suppose the other possibility is to opt for a skirt -- no, it's a KILT!!!
post #2 of 19
Marmot quality trumps The North Face, IMO.

I have nothing witty to say about wearing womans clothing
post #3 of 19
What makes you think you're seeing counterfeits?
post #4 of 19
Just for considering it, the answer to your Q is yes.

We're very sorry.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
jstraw - it's a well known fact that many of the North Face pieces on ebay are fake. There is a huge market for them in Asia. I would never buy something North Face without seeing at least the North Face paper tag with the model name and size sticker on it. The ones advertised "new with tags" have the Gore-tex tags, not the North Face ones. I've seen the fakes and they're hard to pick out unless you're very familiar with the originals.

xdog1 - I can only say, Ouch. Thank you sir, may I have another?
post #6 of 19
I ski some times in my vifes pants, don't see any problems here
post #7 of 19

whtmt

Do yourself a big favor and buy Patagonia shell pants. I have some older NF pants and they're so poorly made I only wear them at the car wash when I'm washing the car myself.

They have been back to NF for so many manufacturing defects and zipper failures I can't count them anymore. I won't ever spend another dime on a NF product, when I can wear the same Patagonia shell gear year after year with no problems at all.

You get what you pay for goes along way here. Best of luck, but most women's pants aren't cut for a guy, even the so called unisex styles.

whtmt & Mackenzie 911
post #8 of 19
To answer your question:
if you also wear panties and a bra, yes.

There might be a similar but more relevant problem:
Does a man lose his manhood because of skiing a lady ski?
(Sorry for the thread hijack.)
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by checkracer
Does a man lose his manhood because of skiing a lady ski?
While I do NOT wear panties or a bra, if I did, nobody would know. Is this like the tree falling in the woods analogy where, if nobody is there, does it make any sound?

I think one could argue that in the case of a lady's ski, either a person actually does lose his manhood using it, OR the person is SO confident/self-assured that he could care less what others think and dares others to make an issue out of it.

My issue is simple. It's a matter of cost and fit. If they fit, I save money on an item I don't actually need. If they don't fit, I'll drop the extra dough and get the Marmots.
post #10 of 19
I too have been looking at a woman's pant for the length. I have short legs - 30" and do not like to taylor if possible. The woman's size seems to fit well, however it needs a bigger pouch.
post #11 of 19
Hey, if the pants fit, wear 'em. So what if the button and fly are on the other side.

Checkracer,
I do ski a "lady" model. And the last time I checked all the male parts were still there.... The softer flex ski works well for me....a 5'6", 120 lb, nearly 40 year old. Yup, I'm a light weight.
post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by GorgeSkier
Checkracer,
I do ski a "lady" model. And the last time I checked all the male parts were still there.... The softer flex ski works well for me....a 5'6", 120 lb, nearly 40 year old. Yup, I'm a light weight.
Don´t worry, so do I.
I own a ski (P 40 GS 193 cm) that has been chosen for and tested by Alexandra Meissnitzer and then went some ways to finally reach me.
In fact, a friend of mine (275 lbs!!!) got it from me and, afaik, he uses it from time to time.
I own another Salomon racestock GS (190 cm) which also was a lady ski. I ski it regularly though not so often and it´s a great ski.
I´m waiting for the end of the WC season when I should get some GS ski from our WCs medalist Sarka - real worldcup even if "only" a ski for a girl .
As I inspected her latest ski it could be exactly what I need for some lower-level races requiring FIS-limits.

I´m about 190 lbs. (85 kg).
Being such a good friend to women´s skis I wear neither panties nor a bra
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by eugkim
While I do NOT wear panties or a bra, if I did, nobody would know. Is this like the tree falling in the woods ....
I'm assuming you're a lumberjack? No?

For something completely different:
http://www.utilikilt.com/
post #14 of 19
There are a lot of counterfit North Face pants out there. I know becuse i bought a pair thinking they were the real thing. They had all the tags including Goretex XCR and North Face tags. If you looked at them they look just like a North Face product. The problem is they are made out of plain old nylon. they don't breath they aren't water proof come to think of it not even water repellent. The same goods are poping up at ski swaps and other such places. Be careful what you buy on ebay or other outlets like ebay. There seems to be a lot of counterfit skiwear being made in Asia.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utah49
There are a lot of counterfit North Face pants out there. I know becuse i bought a pair thinking they were the real thing. They had all the tags including Goretex XCR and North Face tags. If you looked at them they look just like a North Face product. The problem is they are made out of plain old nylon. they don't breath they aren't water proof come to think of it not even water repellent. The same goods are poping up at ski swaps and other such places. Be careful what you buy on ebay or other outlets like ebay. There seems to be a lot of counterfit skiwear being made in Asia.
I had the misfortune of buying a jacket on ebay. I weeded through all those that I thought were obviously fake. I got one that wasn't cheap, but a good deal nonetheless. Until I opened the box. As you said, the jacket ("Gore-tex XCR") was made out of cheap nylon. The embroidering, name tags and zippers all looked real. The sellers did not fight when I told them it was fake, and took it back while also paying for the shipping. After that, I'll only buy at a store.

There was an article in the Wall Street Journal a few months back; I lost the link.
post #16 of 19
Are you going to shave your legs?
post #17 of 19
Quote:
I suppose the other possibility is to opt for a skirt -- no, it's a KILT!!!
I feel a class action suit coming on here for defamation of our native dress
post #18 of 19
Unfortunitly I bought my Fake noth Face from a ski swap. It was early in the season so i didn't use them for a few weeks after the swap. the orgiizers of the swap. the Park city ski team didn't have a way to trace what outside vender had sold them, as I had tossed the tags and sales recite. I'll just chalk it up to a live and learn thing.
post #19 of 19
A buddy of mine had pink skis made for ladies. I can not remember the specifics but he was probably one of the worst skiers I know at the time and the skis said "Lady" on them.

It was not good for his manhood. A 6'3" gangly swede in 165 lady skis is certainly a sight to behold. He claimed that he thought that the "lady" skis would help him to attract ladies. Lo and behold, it did not attract the ladies.
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