Featured Review byTurner.onJan 13, 2014 @ 11:36 AM
For reference, my first day in these pants was a 2-hour trek through pouring rain and snow. My jacket gave out about a kilometre in, but these pants withstood the entire ordeal and came out the other side performing just as well. MSRP is pricey, but you get what you paid for (although I would be interested to see how long the waterproofing holds out). Lightweight with excellent venting for ascents coupled with warmth and protection for the way down. I was impressed by the elastic boot-cover - in my experience those never work, but these did a perfect job of keeping the snow out of my boots while changing skins etc. Good pockets, good fit. I rock tight pants when skiing in bounds but would have no problem wearing these around the hill, they look great. Bottom line: the shifter is a high-performance pant that delivers.