/ Rab stretch neo query

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IainMunro on 21 Sep 2013
Looking at the pants for ski touring, has anyone used them with a ski boot? The ankle looks a bit narrow...

My current salopette ankle cuffs don't find over my ski boots which is a real pain so quite keen to hear how people have got on with them.

Iain
Jack_Lewin - on 21 Sep 2013
In reply to IainMunro:

I can try them on with a ski boot at work tomorrow if that's any help?

If they fit they'd be a good option.
IainMunro on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to Jack_Lewin:

That would be really appreciated if you don't mind!
Thanks
Iain
AdCo82 on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to IainMunro:

From experience they're long and slim fit. My missus can't get hers over her snowboard boots.
Damo on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to IainMunro:

I have the original dark grey model, size XL. They are relatively long, dunno about slim, but I just looked at the leg opening and I don't think it would fit over my Scarpa Lasers, at least not well. Good pants though.
AdCo82 on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to Damo:

I agree. Good pants but definitely not designed to fit over ski boots. Typical Rab, great quality and long slim fit!!!!
Dan_S - on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to IainMunro:

They just about fit, but it's tight, and uncomfortable.

http://www.imgur.com/YSs6GnV
IainMunro on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to Dan_S:

Thanks for going to all that bother, looks like the hunt continues...

Anyone got a recommendation for a good pair of trousers that fit over a ski boot? Ideally not so flared and baggy that they are a trip hazard when wearing crampons and would also like either thigh vents or 2 way zips like the stretch neo has for keeping cool on the ascent.

Have a pair of Mammut Base Jumps which are great for spring/fair weather touring but after a bit more protection for less kind conditions.

Iain
Jack_Lewin - on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to IainMunro:

I ski in these, nice fit around the bottom, brushed fleece lining so offer some warmth, these with a 260 pair of ice breaker tights do the job pretty well. I can't see to find them on the TNF uk site anymore though!

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/mens-mountain-pant.html
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Jayhigh - on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to IainMunro:

Mountain Equipment have a new Neoshell pant they say is designed for ski touring. It specifically mentions having a ski-boot suitable cuff.

http://www.mountain-equipment.co.uk/the_gear/clothing/waterproof/arclight_pant---863/

Not sure you can actually buy it anywhere yet though...

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