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Your new favorite ski pants: Arctica Full Side Zip Ski Pant 2.0

Not the “same old black race ski pants”

Bye, Bye boring black full side zip ski racing pants that get lost in the pile at the top of the race course! The Arctica full side zip ski pant 2.0 is your new favorite ski pants. These pants are in stock and available to purchase all year ‘round from and several great, local ski specialty retailers near your favorite ski hills. Arctica has a great selection of colors and sizes in the Full Side Zip Ski Pant 2.0 that are available right now. So whether you are skiing in Vermont in February, Whistler in April, Mt Hood in July, Australia in August, Saas Fe in September or Mammoth in November (you get the picture) – you can buy the color of pants you want in the size you need.

Ski pants that look and fit great

These full side zip ski pants may be designed to fit over a ski race suit, but that doesn’t mean they are plain, baggy and ugly. Available in both adult and kids sizes and neither too loose fitting nor too slim fit, the Arctica full side zip ski pant 2.0 is a great pant for ski racers and freeride skiers alike. These pants have articulated knees for comfort on and off the slopes. They have a more modern, updated lower rise than most traditional full side zip ski race pants so they fall just below the belly button. Even though they have a lower rise, they still have a full length fly to make getting in and out of them easier. They have belt loops and suspender straps (that are wider than most other suspenders in the industry) making these ski pants more versatile and comfortable than most other full side zip pants. The suspenders are also removable, so no matter what your style -you can rock it.
Arctica full side zip ski pants feature high quality two-way zipper to make getting these pants on and off easy.

Durable and dry ski pants

The Arctica full side zip ski pants 2.0 are made from a durable, waterproof, breathable nylon fabric with Cordura scuff guards at the ankles to protect the nylon fabric from the sharp edges on your skis. Not only is the fabric waterproof, but the front and back pocket zippers are also waterproof to keep what you put in them dry. Never thought about that, now did ya? If the fabric is waterproof, but the zipper is not – the pocket will get wet inside!
The internal gaiter on the Arctica full side zip ski pants keeps snow and water out of your ski boots.       Arctica full side zip ski pants feature waterproof zippers on the front and rear pockets.The fleece waist band on Arctica full side zip ski pants is warm and comfortable.








The fabric carries a 10,000mm waterproofness rating. This means that the fabric can withhold 10,000mm (or 10 meters) of water pressure in a single (24 hour) day before the water will penetrate the fabric and start to leak through. That’s a lot of water! All of the seams are taped to keep the elements out, unlike lesser quality pants that are only ‘critically taped’ to save money. Critically taped means that only a few seams are taped -the ones in the high exposure areas like the backside/butt and knees, leaving all the other seams vulnerable to water penetration. Every needle stitch is hole! Without seam taping, seams are the weak link in a waterproof garment. Often the seams are what make the difference between a manufacturer being able to call a garment water resistant or waterproof. If the seams are fully taped, the garment can be called waterproof. If they are only critically taped, leaving some seams exposed to water penetration, the garment can only be called water resistant. Arctica ski pants are waterproof.

Warm ski pants
These ski pants are insulated with 40 grams of insulation throughout to keep you warm and comfortable on the slopes, standing in the lift line and sitting on the chair. You’ll especially love the fleece lined waistband. It’s cozy and warm and helps to keep drafts out.

 Arctica full side zip ski pants feature high quality two-way zipper to make getting these pants on and off easy.

Full side zip ski pants are convenient

The covered two-way full side zips make it easy to remove your pants at the top of a race course if you are a ski racer, when you need to relieve yourself when skiing in the back country or when you head back to the condo at lunch to take a break. Gone are the days of standing around in your ski pants while you eat lunch. And what could be more comfortable and convenient than putting on your ski boots before your ski pants? Don’t get overheated by being fully dressed when you put those tight race boots on…put your boots on first, full side zip ski pants last (this is perhaps my favorite thing to do!)

Versatile, comfortable, reliable ski pants

The Arctica full side zip ski pant 2.0 is not your average ski pant. Available all year ‘round in a rainbow of colors and at a very attractive price, the Arctica full side zip ski pant 2.0 is a great value for the dollar that will quickly become your new favorite ski pant.

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