Spyder Dare GTX
Awards Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $324.35 at Backcountry
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$178.83 at REI
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Pros Immaculate weather protection, excellent fit, fleecy liningFashionable, carefully tailored, excellent weather protectionComprehensive protection, many pockets, ski bum stylingWarm, comfy, weather resistantStretchy, soft, comfortable, many pockets, breathable
Cons Expensive, light on featuresMesh-backed vents, doesn’t have all the bells and whistlesStiff fabric, suspender buckles are uncomfortableSmall vents, snug fit, racer styleNot waterproof, thin material, climbing style
Bottom Line Excellent ski pants in every regard, and you'll pay for itGreat ski pants for a variety of applications and a wide range of skiers and ridersRugged, weather-ready hightop pants that shout “I love skiing, and I do it a lot"If warmth is a primary concern, check out these ski pantsSnug fitting softshell pants for regular use on the skin track
Rating Categories Sabre AR Pant Powder Bowl Pants FlyLow Gear Baker Bib Spyder Dare GTX Trailbreaker II
Weather Resistance (25%)
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3
Fit And Comfort (25%)
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9
Ventilation (20%)
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10
Warmth (10%)
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Features (10%)
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Style (10%)
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Specs Sabre AR Pant Powder Bowl Pants FlyLow Gear Baker... Spyder Dare GTX Trailbreaker II
Main fabric N80p-X Gore-Tex with Cordura Nylon 3L cuff fabric 4.6-oz 150-denier 100% recycled polyester 2L 100% polyester Polyester plain weave 2L 87% nylon, 13% spandex
Insulation Laminated fleecy lining Hanging mesh lining None 40 g Primaloft Silver Eco synthetic None
Waterproofing N80p-X Gore-Tex (3-layer) Gore-Tex w/ DWR finish (2-layer) OmniBloq DWR Gore-Tex laminate and PFCecFree DWR (2-layer) Pertex Shield+ (partial)
Waistline construction (elastic? snaps?) Snaps. Built-in elastic belt Snap/zipper fly with adjustable tabs Bibs Snap/zipper fly with internal adjustment and removable suspenders Snaps. Velcro tabs for adjustment, belt loops
Weight (in pounds) 1.32 lbs 1.67 lbs 1.78 lbs 1.79 lbs 1.69 lbs
Weight (in grams) 599 g 756 g 807 g 812 g 767 g
# of Pockets 3 4 5 5 5
Vents? Exterior thigh zips, no mesh Exterior thigh zips, with mesh Inner and outer thigh zips, no mesh Inner thigh zips, with mesh Exterior thigh zips, with mesh
Ski-specific features Key/pass clip inside pocket, touring cuff, scuff guards Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, attach to matching jacket's powder cuff Bibs, attach to matching jacket's powder skirt Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, cuff zipper beacon clip and sleeve, scuff guards, touring cuffs, cuff zipper
Recco? Yes Yes No No No
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