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10,000 g for powder - good enough?

I'm having a difficult time finding any pants that seem ok style wise and I'm heading to Colorado next week.

I currently have the Burton Vent pants which are rated as 10,000g for waterproofing and lately it hasn't been doing a good job of repelling water. I will try using some DWR spray to see if it helps.

Anyway, I was hoping to hear from you guys on whether these pants can make it through the conditions. I've only really done groomed trails this season and the pants would get damp on my bottom. I assume it's from sitting down to buckle in.
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You should be just fine. Have you seen this? http://www.snowboardingforum.com/out...explained.html
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You should be just fine. Have you seen this? http://www.snowboardingforum.com/out...explained.html
yeppp explains everything!!! good luck in CO! wish i was you!!!

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you'll be okay. just try not to sit in the snow for too long. if you can strap in while standing up that will keep your bottom from getting wet. there's also a washer detergent called nikwax that is used specifically for waterproof equipment and it restores the waterproofing properties, check it out.
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Nikwax and wash will help to restore the water repellancy of your pants. And yes, 10,000mg is more than enough for power days. Just remember to brush off the snow from your butt once you stand up.
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Thanks guys! I will go through the info in that link. Looks like I have a bit of reading to do!

Well, I'm happy that you guys say that as I really didn't want to buy pants that I would probably not use again. For now, I bought ReviveX. I would have done the Nikwax wash in DC5R but for some reason the tag ion the pants says that I should only use DWR spray
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Another time you might be getting damp is when you sit on the chairlift. If there is snow on the seat and you sit on it, the snow will melt. Try swiping as much snow off of the chair with your hand before you sit down. You only have about a half-second in which to do it, so be quick.
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The lift definitely not the issue. It's definitely from me sitting down (or falling but mostly from sitting)
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