What cold?

Skis don’t fear the cold, and you don’t have to either when you’re ripping in the Marmot Motion Insulated Pant. Thanks to MarmaLoft insulation, you can focus on sweet lines rather than shivering limbs.

  • Marmot’s MemBrain fabric features fully taped seams and a 10K waterproof rating so moisture stays out and you can traverse the peaks even in whiteout weather
  • Internal gaiters with gripper elastic ensure the only stuff in your boots is your feet
  • An adjustable snap closure waist lets you make adjustments for optimal fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

Is the "marmaloft" insulation the same as Primaloft? I want to use these as packable winter hiking pants.

Awesome minimalistic ski pants!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Got these pants for my dad for christmas and he loves them! He hates having too many pockets and wanted something that had insulation but not too much, and was durable. My dad was stoked about these pants! Nothing but good things to say! Except for the cargo pocket is at a weird angle if you are trying to get into it on the chair lift!

Unexpectedly large, needs more sizes

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I ordered a medium, which should have fit me according to the size chart (maybe an inch or so longer than ideal, but that's it). When I got them, they felt like they were at least one size too large in every part of the pants, from the waist to the leg to the length. They seemed plenty warm and solidly made just based on trying them on, but unfortunately I don't appear to fit into the fairly narrow range of sizes that Marmot offers.

bomb proof

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

I've had the pants about a year - 2 ski seasons and i've got to say they're incredibly warm, durable and have great range of motion. Like most marmot gear i buy i feel like they are made for someone who is 6'4" and 175 vs. my 5'10" / 190 so i bought them for the waist size and they are a little long. The huge leg pocket is awesome for wallet, map, keys and whatever else and they are windproof / warm without being restrictive. i wear marmot reactor pants under them which can be a little warm for spring skiing but great for cold days.

Warm, Waterproof, Windproof

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: medium

I bought a pair of these for riding in CO. They are very warm, and durable. The insulation keeps you warm in the coldest conditions, while the 10k waterproof rating has kept me dry in some wet conditions. I do not feel wind at all when wearing these, and most days just wear a light base layer underneath. Velcro waist straps are fully adjustable on the pants if you don't have a belt. Ankle gaitors have just elastic but stay put around the boot when riding even on wipe outs. My only complaint is these pants do not have an attachment on the back to attach a powder skirt and are not compatible with any jackets that have them. These are such good pants though, I can look past this only flaw. I would recommend them to a friend. I orig. bought a large but returned for a medium.

Let it snow

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these for my husband and he says they are fantastic. Super warm, adjustable waistband is ideal for his slim athletic fit . The reason for only 4 stars and not 5 was the gaiter is a little on the big/loose side.

Great for snow

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I wear these when snowboarding and when combined with a base layer, Im always kept at the perfect temperature. Ive yet to feel too hot or any coldness. I wear 32-34 and opted for a size M which fits nicely.

Great Fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

Waiting for first Boston snow to put these to the test...great fit.

Anyone have a actual picture of brown moss? I'm wondering what the real world color is. Thanks!

Hey John I can say that these are more of a green moss (on the darker side) than brown. They should drop the brown from the title. If you were like me looking for the khaki color. This is not that.

Fantastic Pants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I got these because I was fed up layering up for the hill with my softshell pants. I would find I was either too hot or just plain cold.

I have used them extensively this season at Whistler in a range of temps. They are comfortable, warm and durable. On the lifts on colder days, I would sometimes get a bit of numb butt with other pants, but these were great. I also found them just right for some spring skiing recently, not overheating at all. The pockets are really handy, two zippered front and a cargo mean you can stash lots of stuff without it feeling cumbersome and keep it safe. No worries about keys or other important items falling out!

They block the wind really well and for exceptionally cold days a thin base layer underwear made these impenetrable! But that was a bit of a rarity this year. A great pant and I would definitely recommend them

Fantastic Pants

Hi there

I'm 5'6" and weigh 160 lbs; waist 36

Do you think medium or large?

I also want to make sure I have enough room to allow layering.


All Marmot product is very true to size. If you are normally a medium, I'd go with that.


I am 5'7" and 140 lbs, usually wear pant size 30 at the waist.

With layering, is SMALL size OK for me?


Hi there,

It will depend on the kind of layers you want to wear. You might need to go up to a Medium to get a better range of movement and not feel so restricted! You can most definitely try out one size and if you need to make an exchange, we can get that set up for you. Feel free to contact me with any further questions! kweiser@backcountry.com

I'm 6"2' and 195 lbs. A size 35 waist...

I'm 6"2' and 195 lbs. A size 35 waist fits perfectly. L or XL? Thanks!

I would think a Large would be big enough.

Great pants

    These pants come a bit long but the are very warm and quite water proof. They worked great at 10,500 ft, 42 inches of snow and 15 degress with windchill at zero. For the price they are well worth it. If you don't want to spend the 300 on gore-tex, these are as good as it gets.

    Are the cuffs wide enough for snowboard...

    Are the cuffs wide enough for snowboard boots?

    Yes they are definitely wide enough for snowboard boots.

    I know Marmot pants run pretty big, I am...

    I know Marmot pants run pretty big, I am 6'1, 190 lbs, 34 waist. What size would I need, M or L?

    Id say Large.

    I have a pair of these. I'm 5'10" 190# 34"waist. ordered large and they fit loose, have to use the side cinches. I like my pants to fit snug around the waist so will try a Medium.. I have scree in mediun and they fit perfect.

    Cool pants- but wish they came in Short/Regular/long options

      I bought these for my husband to use this winter. I love the granite color and my husband likes that they look and fit more like a snowboard pant than a ski pant. Only complaint is that they come in one length. We will be getting them tailored for a better fit.