Not the “same old black race ski pants”
Ski pants that look and fit great
Durable and dry ski pants
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
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