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Any suggestions for new ski pants?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Last weekend I finished off my old ski pants, somehow caught my brake on them in the lift line and when I started to move foreward I ripped them open at the seam. So its time for new ones. I went to sierra trading sports last week and checked out a few pairs. They had north face, spyder and columbia, none of them were priced below 100 bucks and I was looking for something around 50. Any ideas?
post #2 of 10
Salvation army?
Needle and thread?

I could never bring myself to buy expensive ski pants. I usually just wear a regular old pair of cotton casual pants and long cotton long underwear, poly long underwear if it's colder.  Obviously, I'm usually skiing at a resort and don't have to worry about freezing to death.  On cold days (-40) I wear a pair of polyester/nylon farmer-john style snowmobile pants I got about 35 years ago, although they are getting pretty worn out now.  The only time I regret not having ski pants is when it's raining or very wet snow piles up on the chairs, and those days are few and far between.  (edit: I bought some rain pants two years ago and haven't needed them yet)

I'll be keeping an eye on this thread in case any better ideas come up. 
post #3 of 10
 Where and in what weather do you ski?  If you tried to dress like Ghost here in the coastal PNW you would be soaked more than half the time, or you would ski only a very few dry weather days. If you don't care about fashion a pair of rain pants could work just fine.  If you want technical gear that is weather proof you're going to have to shell out the $$$.

If your pants came apart at the seam, can they be repaired?  That would be my first choice.  If not, look for late season sales or early season swaps.  Any pants with a retail cost of $50 or below would be a waste of money IMHO.  They would be penny wise and pound foolish.
post #4 of 10
I knew there was a good side to skiing in Ontario!.

Now that you mention it, I usually ended up with soaking wet when I skied on Vancouver Island, but I don't ever remember being cold there, and the skiing was so good I didn't really care about being wet.
post #5 of 10
At that budget your best bet is to scan ebay and the gear swap forums looking for a used pair of decent pants. $100-80 will get you a pair of Columbia pants at most of the major big box outlets that are nothing special but will do the job.
post #6 of 10
If you take your time or wait until summer you can find like new gear on ebay for pennies on the dollar. I got my wife a virtually new columbia jacket on there for about $20 that would have cost at least $150 new.
post #7 of 10
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they cant be repaired btw, and i ski in wyoming, i have already repaired them twice and they just keep tearing, theyr worn thin between the boots so their shot. Ebay is always a good choice, ill see if i can find anything.
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Originally Posted by snowyphil65 View Post

they cant be repaired btw, and i ski in wyoming, i have already repaired them twice and they just keep tearing, theyr worn thin between the boots so their shot. Ebay is always a good choice, ill see if i can find anything.
Watdoyamean, can't be reapired?  Don't they have duck tape in Woming?
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post #10 of 10
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sadly duct tape would not hold on them, however i do use duct tape to keep my boots from blistering my feet, if i could fix them i would but theyre toast
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