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Old 01-16-2011, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is just copied and pasted off Sierratradingpost.

Examples of Waterproof/Breathability Ratings for Major Manufacturers

Columbia Sportswear Omni-Tech® (Adults) 10,000/10,000
Columbia Sportswear Omni-Tech® (Kids) 5,000/5,000
Event Event 30,000/22,000
Gore-Tex® PacLite® 28,000/15,000
Gore-Tex® Pro-Shell 2-Layer 28,000/25,000
Gore-Tex® Pro-Shell 3-Layer 28,000/25,000
Lowe Alpine Triplepoint® 3-Layer 20,000/20,000
Marmot MemBrain® 20,000/25,000
Marmot PreCip® 15,000/12,000
Marmot PreCip Plus® 25,000/15,000
Mountain Hardwear Conduit 20,000/20,000
Sierra Designs Hurricane 8,000/2,000
Sierra Designs Microlight 600 N/A


SO I have been reading through the forums and saw this info from the sticky post above and it has been very knowledgable. I was curious about peoples opinions on the following two pairs of Pants, they are on sale so not to bad right now. I live up on Vancouver Island in BC Canada and we tend to get a lot of damp snow since we are so close to the ocean.

The first ones are more of a skiing pant but I do like the Bib style.
http://www.gearbuyer.com/products/sp...pant_mens.html

The spyders claim to have 20k water resistance and 30k breatability but that would make it more breatable then both eVENT and Gore-tex.

The other pair are these Burtons which seem nice as well.
http://www.gearbuyer.com/products/bu...pant_mens.html
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, sorry no experience of those pants but have to say i loved my time on the Island you guys are so laid back and welcoming. Spent 3 months living in Courtenay riding mount Washington 2 seasons ago, epic terrain for so few lifts (compared to europe's mega-motorway resorts).

If it helps i felt my Westbeach upper-levels pant (8 or 10k waterproof iirc) performed just fine, i now have Bonfire titan 20k, sturdy fabric recommend them highly.
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You should be up here this year. We have over 500cm base already. According to the National news Mt Washington has more snow then any other resort in the North America. It has 150cm's or 5 feet more snow then the 2nd place resort lol.

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Hi, sorry no experience of those pants but have to say i loved my time on the Island you guys are so laid back and welcoming. Spent 3 months living in Courtenay riding mount Washington 2 seasons ago, epic terrain for so few lifts (compared to europe's mega-motorway resorts).

If it helps i felt my Westbeach upper-levels pant (8 or 10k waterproof iirc) performed just fine, i now have Bonfire titan 20k, sturdy fabric recommend them highly.
I just looked up your pants, they seem pretty nice and a lot cheaper. How do you find them for venting and are they warm by themselves or do you have to wear an under layer?
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I know man, i'm waiting to be able to apply for a work permit next week (i'm a brit), planned to be there by now. Makes a mockery of european resorts open with a foot of snow on them!

Regarding the pants both have fair venting via a vertical zip inside your thigh. The westbeach ones are lighter but both are a shell- i tend to wear them without anything underneath, only really notice on a windy chair though to be honest.
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