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Old 01-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys... i have a blue sessions jacket, its just a plain blue and i needed to get pants in one day because i had a trip coming up so i picked up Grenade pants..but i am not too big on the fit...

i now have more time to pick out different pants but since i haven't been in the game for over 9 years i don't even know where to start. i usually wear well fitted jeans (Nudie, G-Star) and prefer fitted jeans overall.. in snowboarding i want a good fit where the pants aren't around my knees but also not too tight so i can't move around freely. I am not sure which pants to look at.

here is an example of the kind of fit im looking for.


thx for any help..so far i've looked at the following

686 Smarty
686 Reserved
Burton AK 2L Stagger
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I remember when trying pants is that the 686 Smartys are pretty big/baggy. Look at sizing for each brand too. It swings wildly. I'm a medium in 686 (32 waist normally) but a medium in other brands could fit two of me
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For Burton pants, I think the Sig Fit is probably close to that picture. It also looks like they have a new(er) fit called mid-fit that is between he skinny-ass jeans look and the sig fit.

As for quality, the AK's are the bomb!
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Check out the Cappel Calling Pant, its a slimmer fit, but its not skinny jeans tight or anything. Looks real steezy and are super comfy.

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From what I remember when trying pants is that the 686 Smartys are pretty big/baggy. Look at sizing for each brand too. It swings wildly. I'm a medium in 686 (32 waist normally) but a medium in other brands could fit two of me
thanks for mentioning the sizing. looks like im a small in burton..wish i knew that before i tried on a medium at the store and thought they were way too big...

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For Burton pants, I think the Sig Fit is probably close to that picture. It also looks like they have a new(er) fit called mid-fit that is between he skinny-ass jeans look and the sig fit.

As for quality, the AK's are the bomb!
thanks. looks like im looking for something between the mid and ak fit....
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686 have changed their style names so I don't know what they're called now but they do make a really nice tailored fit. They were called the Manual Rhythm Pant. I had last years till I killed them in the washer
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this is what im wearing now....maybe im just obsessing a little too much (i tend to do that...) but i feel as though the grenade pants have a weird fit...i cant place my finger on what it is....thanks for the help guys...

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Get the Burton AK 2L Stagger in either true black or true black denim. Both of those would go well with your jacket and you definitely can't beat AK quality.
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This year I got 686 Plexus Omega pants. They are tailored fit and have 20,000 weight waterproofing. I like them even more than I thought I would.
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686 have changed their style names so I don't know what they're called now but they do make a really nice tailored fit. They were called the Manual Rhythm Pant. I had last years till I killed them in the washer


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This year I got 686 Plexus Omega pants. They are tailored fit and have 20,000 weight waterproofing. I like them even more than I thought I would.
thanks guys.I asked at backcountry.com and they said that Manual Rhythm Pant are the Plexus Omega pants, and thats what I ended up getting in gunmetal it goes great with my jacket since it also has blue accents, but overall I got in medium and I am a size 32 waist (5-9, 150lbs) and they fit me perfectly. I loved them from the moment I put them on, they are not tight at all, but not baggy and just a comfortable fit, exactly what i was looking for, im really happy with these pants.

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