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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $251.83 at REI$324.35 at Backcountry
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Pros Comprehensive protection, many pockets, ski bum stylingImmaculate weather protection, excellent fit, fleecy liningFashionable, carefully tailored, excellent weather protectionWarm, comfy, weather resistantStretchy, soft, comfortable, many pockets, breathable
Cons Stiff fabric, suspender buckles are uncomfortableExpensive, light on featuresMesh-backed vents, doesn’t have all the bells and whistlesSmall vents, snug fit, racer styleNot waterproof, thin material, climbing style
Bottom Line Rugged, weather-ready hightop pants that shout “I love skiing, and I do it a lot"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 ridersIf warmth is a primary concern, check out these ski pantsSnug fitting softshell pants for regular use on the skin track
Rating Categories FlyLow Gear Baker Bib Arc'teryx Sabre AR Pant Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants Spyder Dare GTX Trailbreaker II
Weather Resistance (25%)
9
9
9
8
3
Fit And Comfort (25%)
4
8
7
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9
Ventilation (20%)
8
7
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10
Warmth (10%)
4
4
6
10
5
Features (10%)
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Style (10%)
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Specs FlyLow Gear Baker... Arc'teryx Sabre AR... Patagonia Powder... Spyder Dare GTX Trailbreaker II
Main fabric 100% polyester N80p-X Gore-Tex with Cordura Nylon 3L cuff fabric 4.6-oz 150-denier 100% recycled polyester 2L Polyester plain weave 2L 87% nylon, 13% spandex
Insulation None Laminated fleecy lining Hanging mesh lining 40 g Primaloft Silver Eco synthetic None
Waterproofing OmniBloq DWR N80p-X Gore-Tex (3-layer) Gore-Tex w/ DWR finish (2-layer) Gore-Tex laminate and PFCecFree DWR (2-layer) Pertex Shield+ (partial)
Waistline construction (elastic? snaps?) Bibs Snaps. Built-in elastic belt Snap/zipper fly with adjustable tabs Snap/zipper fly with internal adjustment and removable suspenders Snaps. Velcro tabs for adjustment, belt loops
Weight (in pounds) 1.78 lbs 1.32 lbs 1.67 lbs 1.79 lbs 1.69 lbs
Weight (in grams) 807 g 599 g 756 g 812 g 767 g
# of Pockets 5 3 4 5 5
Vents? Inner and outer thigh zips, no mesh Exterior thigh zips, no mesh Exterior thigh zips, with mesh Inner thigh zips, with mesh Exterior thigh zips, with mesh
Ski-specific features Bibs, attach to matching jacket's powder skirt Key/pass clip inside pocket, touring cuff, scuff guards Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, attach to matching jacket's powder cuff Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, cuff zipper beacon clip and sleeve, scuff guards, touring cuffs, cuff zipper
Recco? No Yes Yes No No
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