The 686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants are a smart addition to your snowboarding ensemble.
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they run small
i'm 5'2 and 105 lbs, and i wear the small (although the jacket, i wear xsmall). it's snug with a base layer and the inner liner. on a mild day without the liner, it's pretty loose. the pants are awesome - keeps me dry and have tons of utility with its pockets.
These are the best snowboarding pants I've ever had!! I snowboard hard all day, and I am so comfortable the whole time. I never want to wear my other pants. These pants are extremely comfortable and warm. I never write reviews but I had to on this product. I love them!!
good pants... but
These are a good pair of women's snow pants and very warm. I bought them for my girlfriend but I had to return them because they are 2005-2006 model but it doesn't say anything about it on the website. I was under the impression they were the latest and greatest.
The only real differences are: 10k waterproofing not 15k, cargo pocket design is slightly different, and the liner is a kind of velour whereas on the '07 it's like nylon.
FYI the reason they run half a size small is because of the liner. Think of wearing a pair of pajama pants under snow pants. If you zip out the liner they fit the same as a normal pant, so if you need the extra room and/or are a little bit taller order a size up.
They are nice pants except they run really small. To give you an idea, I'm 5'1", about 125lb and I would've fit a medium.
I can't say enough about these pants. They are VERY warm and comfortable- they ROCK. I bought a men's XL for the extra room since I knew I'd spend my first day wiping out and bending over to get up (I would normally wear a women's large). They are an awesome fit- I never felt restricted and they have hook and loop adjusters on the sides so my legs had plenty of space and I could tighten the waist as needed. The lining is super warm and easily moves with the pants so you don't even notice them. There are plenty of well-appointed pockets, zippers, and other features. The only time I got even the slightest bit wet was when my powder skirt came up on one hard fall and a little snow went up and down my back. Otherwise, I was dry, warm, and comfortable after 50 plus wipeouts, constant snow blowing, harsh winds, and 20 degree weather.
Women's Cargo Pants
This is my second pair of cargo pants. They fit great and I love the zip-out lining.