I am 53 and new to snowboarding. Went twice with my son at Sierra. 1st run down bunny hill took me an hour. Few feet and fall. I spent more time on my butt than on my snowboard. After a few runs my son wanted some speed so I sat in the snow (laid down really) for over an hour. Never got cold or wet. Skidded down the mountain a few times on my butt (to my son's laughter). Great pants and I have the Titan jacket too. I got a little overheated and the zippers on the thigh of the pants really worked well. The full sleeve zippers on the jacket really cooled me off. For the money you can't go wrong here. Just get them.