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Old 10-24-2008, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. I'll be new to snowboarding (and anything involving snow) this year. I'm hope I'm posting this in the right place. It's about clothing but not fashion. In the past two weeks or so, I've been shopping around for the basic attire and I've had a bit of a problem with pants.

Are there any companies that make women's snowboard pants in a loose size 16 or so? The only pants I could find that fit me sort of well were Columbia XL's. The tag says their waterproof but I don't know how much. I tried men's pants, but they didn't seem to fit right either. It seems as if "XL" means women's 12-14 in snowboard/ski pants. Half the companies I've checked also only sell up to a Large. Any insight would be helpful.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried North Face? I think they might work. Stick to the more mountain/outdoor brands.. some of the trendy snowboard brands tend to used more of a 'juinors' sizing system. Thier market is 16 - 25 year olds..
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ha I know what you mean, since gaining a few pounds its tough to find snowboard pants that are comfortable. You should look for ski pants not snowboard, the sizing in ski pants caters to a more diverse group. If you want some good quality maybe check out obermeyer they have a big selection of womens stuff up to size 20, also sell some neat stretchy ski pants http://www.obermeyer.com/index.cfm?m...c.ladies_pants
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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take a look at 686. My wife has some original cargos from last year that work ok. Its really been hard to find stuff though, so we sympathize. I think we are going to try Nikita to see how those work. Through a couple conversations with some companies, i will say that getting measurements of the clothes really can be no help at all.

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Old 10-25-2008, 06:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Special Blend, Four Square, some 686, Volcom has some as well. Or just get mans pants.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my wife has two pairs. the easiest were a pair of Northface ski pants that fits her great. She has a pair of Burtons that are so so. As other said, ski pants offer more options, and we found that to be true.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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686 or special blend girls... at least thats what fits me well... you gotta go into the shop and try stuff on!! size doesn't mean shit!! find what fits well, and whats comfy... its the best way to kno for sure... just keep in mind that boys stuff fits just as well as girls stuff...
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into those brands. My problem with men's pants is that Larges did not fit quite right and the XL's were like 2 sizes too big.

What is the difference between ski and snowboard pants? I just want something that's warm and decently waterproof.

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Old 10-31-2008, 02:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What is the difference between ski and snowboard pants? I just want something that's warm and decently waterproof.
Ski pants tend to be a lot tighter. I like snowboard pants more because they have a lot more room to move around in. I wore a pair of ski pants the first day I went snowboarding and riped them right down the crotch, and let me tell ya that was a cold ass day!

I had a great pair of Titanium pants last year, they were mens and came a little high for me but were comfortable and did a GREAT job on keeping the snow out and the body heat in.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Why did some suggest ski pants over snowboard pants if they're tighter? Because snowboard pants are more "trendy"? There are still one or two ski/board stores around here that I've yet to check.
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