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Old 12-14-2011, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Durable relaxed fit snowboard pants on a budget??

I started riding in a pair of cheapazzed ski pants - thing is - they're too tighty/skinny really. No flexibility and the look's just all wrong - so I'd like to go the other way and get some nice relaxed fit snowboard pants with lots of mobility.... and durability.

If you were on a budget with this desire - what'd you go for for a 34waist/32inseam?
I've had the forum's help to totally rule out DC pants...
And heard 686 was good for durability (how about relaxed fit/feel)?
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I started riding in a pair of cheapazzed ski pants - thing is - they're too tighty/skinny really. No flexibility and the look's just all wrong - so I'd like to go the other way and get some nice relaxed fit snowboard pants with lots of mobility.... and durability.

If you were on a budget with this desire - what'd you go for for a 34waist/32inseam?
I've had the forum's help to totally rule out DC pants...
And heard 686 was good for durability (how about relaxed fit/feel)?
The 686 are baggy but not too much. Enough to layer under and not have your legs look like sausage casings.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The North Face freedom Pants- durable, not to tight/loose, goot pockets, good vents, good liner and gaiters. i had these for 2 years and i was good on waterproofness, the would leak at the seams on a straight rainy day but other than that i never got wet ass.
$140 bucks
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Scour dogfunk/steep & cheap/amazon/etc for closeout snowboard pants rated 10K and up for water resistance.

You can usually find something around $60....but this will be harder to do right now since the season is upon us.
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Scour dogfunk/steep & cheap/amazon/etc for closeout snowboard pants rated 10K and up for water resistance.

You can usually find something around $60....but this will be harder to do right now since the season is upon us.
thanks for the links - i didn't know about steep n cheap - looks pretty similar to Whiskey Militia.
I saw a few sets of DC pants on Whiskey - but then found out here that DC's durability isn't very good.
Looks like Volcomm's got pants on the tight side as well...

So far safe bets I have been told are 686, Burton... and I know burton's sizing is nicely relaxed fit...

What about Ride, Rome, Foursquare, Sessions, etc?
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Foursquare is DEFINITELY baggy. I have a 33" waist, but I wear their pants in size small (and its still baggy).
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Check wiskeymilitia.com I've seen multiple pairs of 686 and Nomis over the last few days for under $100.
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I got a pair of pants for sale, check this thread:
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...on-pant-m.html

size 32-34 waist.

If those aren't your thing, check out departmentofgoods.com to save some money. Nomis, 686 are good brands. Special Blend, ThirtyTwo make some good stuff as well.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Try eBay.. Or your local Craigslist
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The 686 are baggy but not too much. Enough to layer under and not have your legs look like sausage casings.
Cool - thanks. I've read that 686 can run large for some people..

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Foursquare is DEFINITELY baggy. I have a 33" waist, but I wear their pants in size small (and its still baggy).
Sweet- adding foursquare to my watchlist.

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Check wiskeymilitia.com I've seen multiple pairs of 686 and Nomis over the last few days for under $100.
So you think Nomis are good?

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I got a pair of pants for sale, check this thread:
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...on-pant-m.html

size 32-34 waist.

If those aren't your thing, check out departmentofgoods.com to save some money. Nomis, 686 are good brands. Special Blend, ThirtyTwo make some good stuff as well.
Thanks for the link to your sale - what you have looks cool - but not exactly the color/etc I'm lookin for.
Thanks for the other links too


With that and some offline input - I'm up to:
  • 686
  • Analog,
  • Burton,
  • Foursquare
  • Nomis
  • Special Blend
  • ThirtyTwo


Avoiding: DC and Tresspass...

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