Featured Review byMr.BishoponMar 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
This was the first Dakine gear that I have had the chance to give a shot, and I must admit that much like their luggage - it was of outstanding quality.
These pants are a lighter-weight snow pant, that has a decent waterproofness but also some insulation for the cold. Its by no means a down pant, so if you're getting into the really cold temperatures you will need to make sure to layer properly underneath.
The fit is somewhat tighter than I expected out of an XL. Its not designed to be a super tight fit though, the pant is designed to fit more in between. So if you get your proper sizing, you'll have simply a nice pair of snow pants. If you want the baggy fit then I'd recommend going 1-2 sizes (probably 2) above what you'd normally expect to wear.
Dakine definitely sticks to what you'd expect for sizing from a normal outerwear company, so if you want this thing to sag, make sure to get it a size or two larger.
The quality of the piece is exceptional, no flaws can be found anywhere on the pants. There are standard pockets up top for wallet/phone, and then a smaller angled cargo pocket. The only complaint I have is that the cargo pockets could be a bit bigger if you really want to carry a bunch of stuff.
Overall this is a good standard pant. If you want to go exceptionally tight or baggy, this is not going to be the pant for you because its in the middle. As a quality snow pant though, it will definitely do the trick.