Columbia® Ridge to Run™ II Pants for Men
Like a ski shell for the lower body
I got these for ground-based winter activities where I needed a bit of an upgrade from my Passo Alto heat pants. These are made of the same nylon twill Omni Tech fabric as my Columbia Interchange ski jacket. Cinch the velcro tabs down on the waist and they are the heighth of comfort. 34"W, 32"L, and the Large Regular fit perfectly. The gaiters strap securely over my hiking boots. They flex and move pretty well on hikes. The leg vents are phenomenal and very welcome - Omni Heat really gets warm as you get moving. For sedentary activities I would put a fleece pant or long undies beneath. For high-level activities down into the 30's F, these are all I need. Completely water- and snow-proof. Move EXTREMELY well as hikers for being ski pants - not bulky AT ALL. Perfect complement to my winter adventure gear!
December 1, 2014
Great Snowboard Pants
Awesome pants, my favorites by far. Tradewinds Grey looks "sick!' according to my daughter, which I understand to mean 'great'. Size wise: I am 5'7" 180lb with 32" waist & strong legs. Large SHort was what I bought after trying on Med Reg, L Reg, and L Short. The Med Reg fit my waist great and length good, but my thighs would have Hulked out the seams after a couple trips. L Reg was clown-pants long for me and way baggy. L Short was perfect in length and roomy at waist but not too much. Flexibility, look, feel, function... Columbia designers nailed it on these.
October 15, 2014
A bit long in the legs
Have only worn one weekend so far. Very comfortable both in the cold teen degree morning and the low 40s afternoon.
I wear 34+ (depends on the slacks :-) with 32 inseam. These are a bit long and come lower on my ski boots than others. Large fits my waist comfortably. The powder cuffs are very tight, which helps protect the batteries for my boot warmers from getting lost. The cargo packets are too well designed to keep snow out, with an extra fold for protection. That also makes getting things in and out a bit difficult. Real test will be tomorrow when skiing temps will be below zero to start.
Had difficulty with the "Fit" indicator at top of review. Pants are very slightly small at waist (or I am slightly big) but also long or large in the leg. So I left it at true but with reservations
February 28, 2014
Excellent product, serve its purpose.
February 11, 2014