Maloja HermistonM 2L Insulated Pant - Men's

High and dry.

From shredding groomers in Vermont to surfing through the dry, fluffy powder of Utah, the Maloja Men's HermistonM 2L Insulated Pants keeps you comfortable. Made with a 2-layer Mountain Shell and featuring fully taped seams, these pants are waterproof to keep you dry from first lift to last. PrimaLoft Silver insulation keeps you warm while you sit on windy ski lifts and is breathable so you don't overheat. The thigh vents ensure a quick cool down after working up a sweat as you work for your turns. A zippered hem gives you easy access to your boots, while integrated gaiters prevent snow from sneaking into your boots and soaking your socks. Reinforced cuffs protect the pants from sharp ski edges and increase the durability of the pants.

  • A ski and snowboard pant for long days at the resort
  • Mountain Shell offers watherproof, breathable protection
  • PrimaLoft Silver insulation provides breathable warmth
  • Fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping through
  • Ventilation zips at the thighs for easy temperature regulation
  • Gaiters seal out snow and reinforced cuffs increase durabilty
  • Maloja designs outerwear that inspires exploration
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Resort Pants

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

I've been looking for a basic pair of insulated pants for resort skiing on those bitterly cold days when riding a chairlift is challenging. Worth noting that the last time I skied with insulated gear, I was tall enough to look a full grown goat in the eyes.

Insulated pants that don't look like sacks of flour are difficult to find. It also turns out that most manufacturers do not adjust their sizing to accommodate the addition of even a thin layer of insulated padding. I've tried on dozens of pairs of insulated pants from dozens of brands over the past few seasons. I didn't have high hopes for Majola. But I liked the sale price point.

First: Insulated pants do not tend to have the same level of waterproofness that Gortex or eVent shells have. Most tend to have DWR finishes that provide 10K ratings for waterproofness, which means they will repel water without any problem until it starts to rain. These are cold weather pants where moisture is typically crystalized.

How do they fit:
I wear a medium in nearly everything: 32 inch waist, 32 inch inseam. The medium was tight. Very tight. As in, no room for the boys to breathe tight and I'm a skinny f'er. The only measurement that is accurate on the Majola sizing chart is the length — the inseam for the medium pants is actually 32 inches long. The waistline fit like a pair of skinny jeans.

I exchanged the medium for the large. The large fits very well. These pants are not American "freeride fit". They are definitely an athletic fit. Not tight. Not baggy. Just a good overall fit with plenty of movement. The inseam length on the large is 33 inches. And the waist will fit a 32-34" waist comfortably and can be adjusted using the included velcro adjustments. Thin or medium-weight base layers can be worn comfortably.

Nitpicks:
The legs could stand to be a little looser. However, it is worth noting that the insulation plays a roll here. It fills up space.

Per the above comment, the cuffs definitely could be wider. They fit a little more snugly over my boots than I would like.

Per the above comment, the internal boot gaitor is very tight. Burly, but too tight. I'm not a fan of gaitor hooks to keep gators anchored anyway, but these are tight enough they would never be needed. I would prefer gaitors to have zippers and snaps for convenience, just like the cuffs.

The cuffs are reinforced with a rubberized patch the looks like it was heat-welded to the fabric. Looks a little cheap, but I suspect it's durable.

Overall, great product and solid design. Just purchase one size larger than you normally do. And note that Majola products, based on my experience, are designed to fit ectomorphs.