Columbia® Ridge to Run™ II Pants for Men
Lightweight pant runs slightly small
My 13 year old son has only worn these once for skiing (around 30 degree weather) and a few times to shovel or play in snow (closer to between negative to teens in temperature). He likes how lightweight they are and seems to be fine with the warmth. We will see how they rate when he actually skis in the 20s or below. However, the sizing runs small. I ordered a small based on the chart. He has just moved into 3o waist/34 length pants and the small was tight in the hips and short. He has a slim, but muscular frame. He is now wearing the medium which gives him plenty of room in the seat and can be adjusted to fit well in the waist. He is happy with the pants.
January 6, 2014
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
I use this and a base layer and i'm good
really like the fact that it reflects my heat
December 11, 2014