Waterproofing/coldproofing snowboard trousers?
Got a pair of pretty cheap ski pants, which aren’t overly waterproof, and also don’t have a well insulated bum area (bum got cold real quick when sitting down in snow).
So, can I use Nikwax or something similar to increase the waterproof-ness of these? How effective will it be?
Any recommendations for keeping my butt warm? Thermal boxxers or similar?
Thanks,Posted 4 years ago
I’m not sure how effective proofing them will be. You could look into one of the proofing sprays you can get in outdoor shops. However, its a major problem with cheap boarding pants. You should be able to get a spray for less than a tenner.
But your main problem will be when you sit down, either on the slope or on a lift up (if its snowing 🙂 ) as your body heat melts the snow and (especially cheap) pants then soak it up. So I don’t think merino would be a good fix as you’d still have a wet ass.
I’d recommend a pair of impact shorts. I’ve had a pair of these now for over 7 years.
As well as the protection they offer, they also lift you off the snow a bit, and also keep your cold/wet pants off your skin. Also as another bonus, you can remove the coccyx pad and it’s ideal for MTBing as well :).
Ideally you should invest in a better pair of boarding pants, Sport pursuit (yeah that website) has some cracking bargains as does tk maxx. But even with quality pants, I wouldn’t be without my impact shortsPosted 4 years ago
Just missed out on some nice Burton pants on ebay.
Any thoughts on these kind of budget pants (in black..)? Seem decent, no zip vents but should manage..Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
/thread hijackPosted 4 years ago
I have a pair of Patagonia waterproof snowboarding/ski trousers for sale. Worn for a couple of days only, mens large. Properly waterproof. £50 posted.
Not needed – I prefer the (slimmer)cut of my old Patagonia ones more 😕
I find that layering these with good thermals (usually merino) and fleece trousers or salopettes is toasty warm.
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OK, thanks all.
How about these? Always had a bad image of Surfanic, but they look alright, and have a 10000mm rating?
Ta, Duane.Posted 4 years ago
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