One less thing.
- Double-layer polyester double-knit fleece for extra insulation without bulk
- Aegis Microbe Shield antibacterial treatment fights odor
- Tight fit for comfortable layering
- Shorter cut won't interfere with your ski or snowboard boots
Share your thoughts
Could be better
I bought the Large (I'm 6'0, 200lbs) and the fit is somewhat too big. I enjoy having these long underwear, and have used them quite a few times, but there are some things that could be done better next time:
-elastic band around the calf; It fits too loosely (and my calfs are not small) and can ride up
Other than that, great value for long underwear.
Finally Long underwear that works for skiers!
No messing with sox and boots to avoid wrinkles.....ROCK ON!
Im not freezing
This is great base layer. Not too tight where it feels like a muscle shirt nor too loose where you lose the heat. The 3/4 makes it idle for for snowboarding and skiing. But not only for that. I use mines all the time when riding my bike in the fridge winter weather.
Review for the Dakine FOUNDATION 3/4 Pant
I got the Dakine FOUNDATION 3/4 pant last year after finally figuring out that the years of debilitating shin pain I was having wasn't from my ski boots, it was from the damn elastic band on my thermals getting clamped into my shin by my boots. So if you're still tucking your long underwear inside your boot cuff and you have any sort of uncomfortableness in that area at all--STOP! Get you some 3/4 length thermals immediately.
As far as these particular ones, like I said, I have the Foundation model--so not exactly what's listed here. But from the looks and description, I can't tell the difference.
Mine are definitely a midweight. They probably wouldn't be warm enough for most people on really cold days or if your ski pants didn't have some sort of liner. I'm 6'1, 210lbs, with an athletic build (thick hips, thighs and upper legs). The Large fit me perfect. Not too tight, not too loose. The only downside to these is that after a half day or so of wear, the cuffs get pretty loose, which on a really cold day can let some air creep up your leg.
Overall, as with most Dakine stuff, awesome value for your money. And with the antibacterial treatment they don't get stinky even after a couple days use. If I was shopping in this price range, I would definitely buy again or recommend to a friend. With that being said, now that I'm a 3/4 length convert, my next pair of thermals will probably be a more premium pair such a the Smartwool NTS or Patagonia. However, I'll still take these along for multi-day trips.
do it right
visualize. you have long socks.. usually long socks get hung up with full length pants when you stuff them into your boots. If you have 3/4 long Dakine pants with your long socks, they'll fit perfectly in your boot, and you'll have a nice layer that's not all bunched up. It was meant to be. trust me.