Columbia® Ridge to Run™ II Pants for Men
Material and Quality Disappointing
I used these pants for snowboarding. For reference I am a 34 waist and I purchased a large they fit well I got this size to wear layers. On the first use the stitching in the groin came apart. I repaired it myself to then have no issues with it the next use. However, the next time I used the pants the seam began coming apart on the back of the pant. The material also becomes ripped easily. I fell only a few times during the day and there were multiple rips that you could see starting. The design of the pant and how well it keeps you warm is great however the poor material used is the issue.
February 7, 2015
Room to work with - just what I needed!
These pants replaced a pair of another manufacturer's ski pants that were destroyed - my gear gets a lot of action. When I first used these pants I was amazed at the amount of room they offered by using the reflective layer instead of heavier insulation. They're a little baggy, which gives room to move without worrying you're gonna blow a seam in a wipeout (happened to me twice on other pants). First use was on a 5 degree night with just baselayer underneath-cold, especially around the leg vents. Just had them out for a full day of skiing in 27 degree weather with just baselayer and the vents open the whole day- perfect! Good array of pockets, comfortable to wear, reliable and the black print looks great! Probably going to buy a second pair!
January 21, 2015
Great ski pants
These pants are stylish and highly functional. They're great as a light weight shell worn over tights. So far they've held up great on the slopes in Minnesota with temperatures as low as 0 degrees F. Plenty of vents are available for when the weather warms up. Lots of pockets too. Great pants.
February 16, 2015
can't go wrong for this money
My biggest concern while buying pants had always been the length, my size is 32 waist and 30 length; for a short guy like me it's always a challenge to find gear that fit. Columbia offers these pants with short length too and they sit perfect on me. I bought size S/SHORT. Overall the pants are of excellent quality and although there is no padding I found them warm enough while wearing base layer. They are waterproof too that is a desirable feature when skiing in snowfall.
For this price you won't find any better, I looked.
January 22, 2015