Special Blend's Empire Snowboard Pants—because no one wants to be king of the wet, clammy underwear world.
Wet underwear is bad. Soggy long johns are even worse. Special Blend made the Men's Empire Snowboard Pants with 10K-rated waterproof fabric and critically taped seams, so you don't have to experience wet or soggy. The Empire shell snowboard pants keep your legs dry, and hip and inseam vents help you cool off after a few laps in the park. Articulated knees give you room to move during your grabs, and two big back pockets store glove liners. The Special Blend Empire pants' snow gaiters keep the white stuff on the slopes where it belongs.
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Special Blend Empyre
I bought the special blend empire pant last season and loved it. it stayed dry, stayed warm as long as you had a layer underneath (micro fleece for those blisteringly cold windy days). i skiied it around 80 days as i was instructor and sure it got the crap kicked out of it. but nothing more than i expected. a few tiny rips and holes and the cuffs on the bottom in the back wore out because the pant is really long. I'm 5'9" 140lbs and a 30" waist and i had to use the velcro tabs tightened fully on a small size pant. the pant was super long. super baggy. and super comfortable. just as far as durability i'd rate them as a one, maybe two season pant... but over all they're dope
is it as baggy as the annex?
is it as baggy as the annex?
Yes, The Annex and the Empire pants are pretty similar in fit.
would someone please post a picture or...
would someone please post a picture or describe the grape royal color? in the picture it looks dark and dull
A lot of the reviews said the colors were...
A lot of the reviews said the colors were a bit different. What does that mean the Courage looks like?
I just got the Courage, Its basically a light Grey color. pretty sick pants. and to everyone else saying they are too baggy there's a pull string in the pockets to pull up the legs...anyone else notice that?
Just got it!
I'm 5'10'', athletic build and got the large. They fit perfect. Little loose, but that's good for flexibility on the ride, and lets me layer if I need to... The Black Icon color is so sick
Neon makes a comeback
First off, I returned these. Mens small was HUGE--what used to be sized as mens large. They are very well made, good material and details, lots of useful pockets. But the "topiary green" is really neon green--its way lighter and brighter than the photo (why can't BC get its photo colors closer--other sites seem to manage to). BUT, if what U want is to make a statement, these are very good pants. I have a SB jacket, which I love. Good quality stuff at a price that lets you have more than one to project different moods on the slopes...Ya!
They fit really nice, look fresh and perform well. get em
Do Not Buy!
They run huge! I wear a medium in all other snowboard pants and the small did not even fit me. Also, the colors are extremely off. I ordered the red and when I opened the box I thought they sent me the wrong color because the pants were orange. Save yourself some money and don't get these.
not the color you would expect
They are nice pants, but the colors are way off, and so are the sizes. The run huge! The green is NEON green!
but besides that they are nice!
These pants run very big. Im 6'0, 190 and a large was too big. very baggy
Kept me dry and with a pair of long johns on i stayed warm. Ordered a large, and the waist is HUGE on me but i like how baggy and long they are. If they were a tad shorter in length and with a smaller waist on the mediums i wouldnt mind, but with a belt there is no issue.
Color Is Way Off
Ordered these pants with the knowledge that they could be any shade of green. They look sage in the picture, but they are certainly brighter. The Topiary Green is actually a radioactive green color. They are basically neon. Other than that, they are pretty nice for the money.
Excellent SB pants. Great manuverability in them and solid construction keeps out snow and the cold. Colors arent as true as seen on the website but the quality of the pants make up for it. Also they are pretty long. Im about 5'11ish and 150 lbs and ordered the medium. Fits great on the waist but definitely a long baggy fit.
Great Pants, Great Price
Been a Special Blend fanboy for some time now... and for good reason. Their products are outstanding. I owned a pair of the Empire pants in XL, lost weight, went down a size and bought the same pants in Large. I could go on and on about them, but in the end, if you need a great pair of snowboarding pants for a great price, these are it. Special Blend + Dog Funk = Best Combo!
they're an awesome pant. the colors on this site aren't exactly correct so expect a much brighter color. and also they run long, and wide. very very baggy so watch your hems. but overall super dope pant
these pants are sick. very warm, very waterproof. be warned, special blend runs long and these pants are no exception.