ZurgI have virtika 3l pants. My rule of thumb when i buy outerwear is "you can always add on layers, but you cant take them off". With a pair of long johns you will be perfect on cold days.
LemuelI wear shells and only on the rarest of occasions do I wear more than just gym shorts underneath. My legs also don't get that cold. If you do get cold, wear some base layers.
Titsandwich11ive never understood why anyone (who lives in a normal ish climate) would buy insulated pants. you can wear layers underneath if/when you need to....there's nothing you can do about it when it's spring skiing and you feel like youre at the beach wearing warm as hell pants
KravtZAgreed. I use to use insulated jacket / pants and switched to a shell on both probably 5 years back. Will never go back unless its a day thats like -30 out. I can stay just as warm with a couple layers and have a much lighter / less bulky jacket compared to the insulated