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Looking for a women's ski pant with a 26 - 27" inseam. Are there any options for my extremely petite wife?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hello All,

Went skiing during Christmas for the first time and fell in love.  My wife did also and she wants to ditch the kids overalls she has been wearing for something a little more stylish.  Unfortunately she is extremely petite.  She is 4'-11" and weighs less than 100 pounds, which I love, but clothing manufacturers clearly don't. 

The only thing we have found that works are Burton's boys cargo pants.  And while those are better than what she currently has, we are hoping there are better options.  Her inseam is the biggest problem.  I guess she could use anything from 26" to 27".  I know we have had better options finding clothes for her in Europe, but I have not had much luck finding anything.  Can anyone help me out?  It would be GREATLY appreciated!

Kind Regards,
Mario
post #2 of 12
I don't know where to best look for clothes that fit her, though I'd think there should be a selection for kids/youth that would work. But the reason I'm responding is to mention that ski pants length doesn't need to be nearly exact. So this may not be as big an issue as it seems anyway. As long as it goes over the top of the boot and doesn't actually go down to below the boot, it'll do what it needs to do.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks Keith,

Yeah, I figure she could possibly go to 28", which puts her in the Nils Ski pants.   Unfortunately, there is no info on these pants as far as the insulation and features.  She has looked into Juniors also with no luck.  Why dont the little people get considered? :(
post #4 of 12
The first place I'd look is Isis.  they make some great women's ski//outdoor gear that fits a woman's figure and quality materials.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks.  I will check.  They dont have any info on inseam but I will call tomorrow.  I will report back.
post #6 of 12
I didn't get specific before, but I don't think you need to even be within 2 inches on the inseam. The ski pants have a cuff at the bottom to keep out snow. The cuff also makes length a lot less important. The only way the pants will go below the boot is if there's enough extra length to fold over the cuff. It's not rare for ski pants to drag on the floor when you're wearing them uncuffed before you put your boots on. If you want them to look and fit perfectly, this is a bigger factor, but if you just want them to be functional, you could go to 29" or 30" I'd think.
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post #7 of 12
Buy kids stuff at REI where they have a lifetime satisfaction guarantee for store credit or exchange. 
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Isis petites are not petite.  They have 30" inseams.  The only thing I could find were AFRC and Nils petite pants.  We are ordering 4 pants and hopefully one of them will do.  The other three will go back.  Thank God for Peter Glenn.  You can order on the net and return locally, even if you live in Miami, Fl.  I can't believe there are two ski shops within 15 miles of me.  I will report back what we went with.
post #9 of 12
You will be surprised how inexpensive it is to get a taylor (dry cleaner or sewing shop), to take up and hem a pair of ski pants.  You wife should go purchase her favorite pair that fit everywhere that matters most well.  She will want a good fit in the waist and hips with room to squat down and stand full without pulling or pinching anywhere.  Make sure the waist is snug enough to hold them up or get it adjusted at the seamstress/tailor/dry cleaner also. I wear a belt and I still find with all the movement in skiing i'm always yanking my pants up, lol.  Make sure she tries them on with the long underwear she will typically be wearing at the hill for the best fit and to be aware of any comfort issues.  Then when she finds the pair she really likes, it will only cost you $10.00 to $20.00 to get them hemmed, and possibly a waist altered if needed and usually they hand them back to you in a day or two.  I've had numerous ski suits sewn/fixed/altered for children, husband and myself over the past 25 years and never had an issue.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post

You will be surprised how inexpensive it is to get a taylor (dry cleaner or sewing shop), to take up and hem a pair of ski pants.  You wife should go purchase her favorite pair that fit everywhere that matters most well.  She will want a good fit in the waist and hips with room to squat down and stand full without pulling or pinching anywhere.  Make sure the waist is snug enough to hold them up or get it adjusted at the seamstress/tailor/dry cleaner also. I wear a belt and I still find with all the movement in skiing i'm always yanking my pants up, lol.  Make sure she tries them on with the long underwear she will typically be wearing at the hill for the best fit and to be aware of any comfort issues.  Then when she finds the pair she really likes, it will only cost you $10.00 to $20.00 to get them hemmed, and possibly a waist altered if needed and usually they hand them back to you in a day or two.  I've had numerous ski suits sewn/fixed/altered for children, husband and myself over the past 25 years and never had an issue.

people come on epic ski to get really good answers, just like that one.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post

You will be surprised how inexpensive it is to get a taylor (dry cleaner or sewing shop), to take up and hem a pair of ski pants.  You wife should go purchase her favorite pair that fit everywhere that matters most well. 

Glad you posted that up.   I tried on a LOT of pants to find one that fit well, except for the length.  At 5' 5" I'm used to having pants shortened anyway.  These pants had a zipper on the bottom of the leg, so the seamstress shortened them and moved the zipper as well.  It cost $30 but was well worth it.  These also were not very expensive pants but the fit was right, and I am still satisfied with them 4 years after the alterations.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion lady Salina, I really do appreciate it.

I am a little leery of altering ski pants, however this may be because of ignorance.  The thing that concerns me is that the bottom of the pants have the most wear and tear and also have the most contact with snow (hopefully ).   If one alters the pants, how does it affect the waterproofing and breathability (obviously, in this area, waterproofing is my cheif concern), especially when considering taped critical seams?  Also, would it not void any warranty with the pant?  Lastly, being from Miami, Fl, I am concerned whether any tailor down here knows how to adequately complete the job.  Can anyone address my fears?

I am thinking of just ordering a few different pants from Peter Glen and then keeping the one that fits, when tried on with boots at the store.  Here are the pants I am considering for her:
http://www.peterglenn.com/node/46357?utm_source=Shopzilla&utm_medium=PPC&utm_term=Nils+Jean+Petite+Ski+Pants+%28Women%27s%29&utm_campaign=Shopping+Feeds  (inseam = 28 - 1/4")

http://www.peterglenn.com/node/38516?&avad=932_c84aa67&ad_id=AvantLink&key_id=AffiliateOrder&utm_source=Avantlink&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_term=Avantlink&utm_campaign=Avantlink (inseam = 27.5")

http://www.peterglenn.com/node/39356?utm_source=Shopzilla&utm_medium=PPC&utm_term=AFRC+Tech+Petite+Soft+Shell+Ski+Pants+%28Women%27s%29&utm_campaign=Shopping+Feeds 
(inseam = 27.5")

If anyone has comments  about these pants, please let me know.

Regards,
Mario
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