Gore-Tex shell + baggy fit = ahh yeah.
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wait these are snowboards pants? Ima new...
wait these are snowboards pants? Ima new snowboarder and i looking for some good clothing to where.
sick pants let me do nose mutes
i have a 33 waist and i'm 5/10 what size...
i have a 33 waist and i'm 5/10 what size should i get?
I am in Australia. How long would it take...
I am in Australia. How long would it take the pants to get here from the time I order them? Also when measuring it says natural waist. Is that right on the navel or lower. As I would be wearing them lower than the navel is that where I should take the measurement.
lightweight, but lacking
I've been wearing the Burton AK products for about 10 years, but this is the first 2L product that I've purchased. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I'm a skier, and wear mostly snowboard clothing because of the style and fit of the clothing. I ski between 50-70 days a season, and I ski mostly on the west coast in the Sierras where the temperatures are more temperate. I found the 2L Cyclic Pants to be decent for relatively warmer days on the mountain or in the backcountry, but because it is more of a "value" product, it lacks the superior construction of the Burton 3L products, and it's only benefit over the 3L products is its lighter weight. It will keep you dry for sure, but if you ski in a colder temperature environment, or are prone to having cold legs, I would recommend you purchase a different pair of pants. The Burton 3L products are great, but quite pricey, so you'll have to decide for yourself if Burton can meet your requirements.
hey these pants are pretty sweet, i ordered them a couple months ago. They are water tight and stay pretty warm (usually just wear a pair of mesh shorts under them for warmth). They have the burton zipper which is sweet!
Great pants!!!!!! Awesome in the wind or the deep snow... I couldn't ask for better pants!
I used to wear 20K rated pants, but man, the goretex is just at a different level of waterproofing. It's dry no matter what, even in the rain. The fabric is a bit thin, and not terribly warm, but you are likely wearing long bottoms anyway, which makes it a moot point. The only reason I take away a star is that mine has torn very slightly where there is a lot of wear (from bindings) after 30 days.
Nice pants. Keeps you really dry. Only worn this a couple of times, so I'm not sure how durable it is, but I'm pretty happy that I have them. Gotta love the end of year discount too. Goretex at a great price.
Keeps you dry, cheap outer shell
I have had no problems with the function of these pants. They keep me very dry. You can't beat Gore-Tex as a waterproofing layer and I won't buy snowboard pants without it anymore (or an equivalent waterproofing system like e-Vent). The Mediums fit me perfectly with just enough sag (5'10", 32" waist). I've never had to worry about getting wet in these pants.
However, I find the outer material to be rather thin and cheap. This pant is the lowest line of the AK line and it shows. I've have 17 days on these pants this year and they're starting to show lots of wear already. The side pockets are showing some fraying including holes in the shell material. I'm not even sure how the fraying is occurring. It could be from either rubbing up against branches when I ride or when I walk with the board on my side. Either way, I'm surprised to see the material fraying this much already. I also see it in the pant leg cuffs, especially in the area where you sometimes rest the edge of the board when sitting on the lift. Some wear is to be expected here, but I'm seeing a lot of it already.
Additionally, if you get cold easily and don't like to wear lots of layers, then stay away from these pants. These are basically a shell and have no insulation. I expected this and prefer layers so I have not any issues with warmth.
I'll probably use these through the end of the year (if they last that long) then move on and find a better brand with a tougher material. I really wish someone would create some tough, light and waterproof snowboard pants with a bit of style.
Do these pants have the Burton jacket to...
Do these pants have the Burton jacket to pant zip-together feature?
Yes. The entire Burton AK line has that feature
I shower in these pants
Picked these up at the beginning of the season and they seem to be holding up really well. I spend a lot of time on the ground and I always walk away from the mountain bone dry. I wear a size 32 pant so I got the medium, a bit tighter than i expected and not a lot of sag (I'm 6'1) but they'll do.
Poor Quality Material
If all you are looking for is to stay dry, these pants are great. I purchased these pants near the end of last season. Rode in them about 6 - 7 days. Spent 4 days in them this season. This weekend the pants ended up frozen and thouroughly soaked. The goretex kept me dry on the inside but the outer shell was completely waterlogged. The outer material ended up with slight tearing in multiple places near the 2 front pockets. I didn't even notice the pants getting snagged on anything. Bottom line, they will keep you dry, but I do not think the outer material is sturdy enough to hold up on the long term.
Order 1 size up, my waist is a 30 so I ordered the small, I could barley get them buttoned, returned them for the medium and they fit perfect. Pants also have 2 side pockets, 2 rear pockets and 1 side cargo pocket, all pockets have zippers.