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monkeyrpn 01-22-2011 03:31 PM

How low will prices go on snowboarding pants?
I'm really ready to have my own pair of snowboarding pants after borrowing my sister's for the past few trips up to the mountain this season. I've already spent a lot of money buying gears this winter, and I'm a bit strapped for cash.

Browsing the shops I noticed that anything of quality (ie, with at least 10k waterproof rating, and insulation) are at least $85 dollars. I'm just wondering... would prices go down any further if I wait until the season ends...? Or should I just make the purchase now as prices for good pants aren't going to go down much?


casper3043 01-22-2011 03:37 PM

keep wearing your sister's...panties too?

mrjimyjohn 01-22-2011 04:33 PM

85 is really good for good pants... what pants are they? they might go down a little bit but probably not

vanner 01-22-2011 04:41 PM

I usually aim for 40-70% off pants for the previous years gear. obviously, 70% is harder to find. try Discounted Outdoor Gear, Skiing, Snowboarding and Hiking Gear from The North Face, Patagonia and Oakley. and Sierra Trading Post ? Great Deals. Great Brands.

monkeyrpn 01-22-2011 04:55 PM

mrjimyjohn, I found some Bonfire Rainier at for $85, the description says it's rated at 20k. I'm not familiar with the brand tho, so I'm still a bit unsure.

vanner, thanks for the 2 sites~ It's so hard to find size SM pants on discount..... Also on Sierra Trading Post, there are lots of ski pants, I can't tell which are the snowboarding ones.

unsunken 01-22-2011 05:14 PM

It's hard to predict how low prices will go. Prices on snowboard gear were pretty damn low last year, but the industry has been pushing back on and I don't think prices will be that low again. For example, I bought (and returned...) Foursquare Fuji Womens Pants Reviews & Sale | these last year for $45. These pants are now an extra year out-of-date and a lot more $$. They might still have some good stuff though. Another good place to check is Discount Ski Deals, Cheap Snowboards, Sale Wakeboards, & More | evo outlet.

dnguyenaz 01-22-2011 06:54 PM

Craigslist? Ive seen pants there for like 20 bucks(got a pair of sessions 10k used) if you dont mind used. Or the sale thread here. Otherwise I always scan But department stores like sports chalet usually sell winter gear cheap in the summer.

Magnum626 01-23-2011 01:11 AM

You can always try to keep an eye on for deals well. But for a good pair of snowboard pants it'll be hard to find a good pair in that price range.

monkeyrpn 01-24-2011 11:26 PM

Everyone, thanks for all the input!!!

I'm gonna get the Bonfire Rainier pants. Looking through the threads on this forum, looks like Bonfire generally are of good quality. And $85 for 20K/20K waterproofness and breathability seems to be an excellent deal.

Quick question about the sizing of Bonfire~ I fit fine on in the XS Burton Fly pants, which is weird because I'm usually a size 4 in regular pants. So I'm not sure if I should be ordering the Bonfire pants in XS or S? Maybe I should go with the S since I'm thinking of wearing impact shorts underneath too.

Ballistic 10-29-2011 04:50 AM


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