/ Ski Trousers.
Where are you skiing? For touring in scotland I find paramo salopettes excellent on all but warm spring days. Fully unzipped on the way up and shut on the way down.
> Where are you skiing?
Mostly in the French Alps,sometimes in the Haute Jura,my ski gear stays at my Sister in Law`s in Geneva.
Aspira salopettes for nasty weather, but they're a fair bit warmer than the Jorasses.
See also: generic stretch weave trousers sold by everyone ;-)
1. Good>Unsettled weather - Another vote for the generic softshell pants (Patagonia Guides) which are great, until the rain really sets in.
2. Foul weather - Paramo Aspira salopettes.
3. All-rounders - Patagonia Powderbowl or Primo pants.
I tour in the S Lakes area of NZ, so all of the above have seen use this season in a wide range of conditions.
It goes without saying that the Patagonia product line can be expensive but I picked up the Powderbowl pants cheap (80 quid from memory) from a certain online retailer in Ambleside in their samples sale...
I have a pair of the Exodus trousers and really like them, only real problem with them is their fairly long in the leg. I'm a 29ins in seam but oddly they only produce them in 32ins in seam. I got them cheep in a sale so don't mind turning them up but wouldn't have paid the full price (£80).
I find them very wind-proof, dry in next to no time - their not really waterproof. They fit really well around the bum and as the material is slightly stretchy give good freedom of movement. Mine are a very light tan colour so don't soak up UV, a real advantage on Alpine tours. They fit over my ski boots well but as the legs are so long I end up having to turn them up.
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