Has anyone besides So Cal rider had problems...
Has anyone besides So Cal rider had problems with these tearing? I do a lot of glades/trees and snags are impossible to avoid.
Absolutely not! I've only rode 686 for years be it west coast and east coast and have had no troubles with these pants. I've got a pair that are 4 years old with out a tear and that even goes for the cuffs. You won't be sorry with these but almost any snowboard pants or jackets will rip or tear crashing into the trees.
I have two pairs. A 2007 and last years. My 2007 ones got a puncture but it must have been something sharp because it punctured the pants, the fleece, my under armour, and my skin. These pants probably protected me from getting cut up even worse. I have a 2008/2009 in gunmetal and they are bulletproof. They have survived tree runs, ice fall on the knees and behind, im talking full charge sliding out for miles type of crashes. Good stuff!