I bought this product since its time for me to replace an old pair of pretty cheap 4 year snow pants. The old pants did not use Gore-Tex material and got wet easily in slush. I bought these (quite expensive) pants expecting exceptional top of the line performance. Sad to say, I had to return them after just two days of use and they are the first product I have returned to BC.com
- Yes the are waterproof! Just like my Gore-Tex shell these repel water & keep you dry.
- The fit is nice & a bit baggy, color looks good, and they are very lightweight.
- ZERO stars for durability! After just 2 days of riding the pant started to tear up (get completely shredded) near the part where the pant goes over your boot - see picture. I am a skier so maybe this is not so much of an issue for snowboarders, but for me this was a huge disappointment. I think even for boarders that area of the pant takes a lot of abuse and should be more durable... ESPECIALLY for a $400 pant.
I guess I will look elsewhere for a pant that I can tell will actually last a few seasons. Taking a look at a Norrona pant right now (it has a clearly visible 'extra durable' section on the lower part of the pant) which may be able to better fit my needs.
Overall: would not buy this as a skier... as a boarder - maybe. they are adequately waterproof, but for the money i'd look for something more durable as well.