Marmot Spire Pant - Men's
MarmotSpire Pant - Men's

Powder Quest.

For those who spend the days of winter in an endless quest for fresh tracks through the fluffy stuff, the Marmot Men’s Spire Pant is the bombproof storm-riding piece of your dreams. Made with the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex 3-layer Performance Shell fabric adored by skiers and boarders from Alaska to Antarctica, the Spire provides a guaranteed barrier against moisture—after all, you'll be waist deep in pow with any luck.

When you're hiking for the goods, full-length side zips dump excess heat and make for quick on and off even while wearing ski boots. Whether your prefer a belt or bibs, the adjustable and removable suspenders with a lightweight mesh back panel and belt loops let you dial your fit in to keep the pants where you want them. Marmot crafted these pants with articulated knees and a relaxed fit for a freeride vibe, so you might want to size down unless you're down with the baggy swag.

  • Pow-chasing pants for storm days and backcountry tours
  • Gore-Tex 3-layer waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Fully seam taped with water-resistant zippers
  • Relaxed fit for a semi-baggy, freeride-inspired fit
  • Full side zips for easy on and off with boots
  • Removable and fully adjustable bibs for a custom fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great gore-tex pants

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

Great pants, gore-tex doing a good job, the first layer dries quickly, the pants do not soak in contact with the snow.

The only thing that bothers me is, they are not perfectly matched on the hips - they stand out a bit.

I have 5'11 "180 lbs and I bought the size 'M' and they are perfect at length.

Overall, I recommend hot!

My brtoher with ordinary pants, on the lift he held his hands under his ass, because he was soaked, in my pants I did not understand him totally :)

Great gore-tex pants

Well made, but massive.

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

I wanted to love these. They're made well, with a 3 layer Gore-tex membrane, plenty of pockets for snacks, and full length side venting. The suspenders would help hold them up and the relaxed fit to ensure that you can layer plenty underneath.

Unfortunately, when they arrived, I realized that I would need to go down one or even two full sizes. At 6'0" and 160 lbs with a size 32 waist, size M usually fits in everything that I own. The size M in these absolutely engulfed me. I probably had 6 extra inches in the waist and they were dragging on the floor.

Thus, size with caution on these. Really awesome pants, but definitely need to be sized accordingly.

Great pants but the fit is off.

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

I wanted to keep these. The quality and the gore-tex is awesome, the price was great, but the fit was totally off. The waist and thigh fit on the xl was perfect, but the legs are cut straight leaving excess fabric behind the knee and in the lower leg. As a skier I can deal with a boot cut and a little extra room in the lower leg because I have big thighs, but this was excessive (close to 6 inches of flap behind the knee and calf). A friend of mine got these in a Large and let me try them.. the leg fit was good, but the waist was too tight with no room for layering.

Waterproof and durable, peculiar fit

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

The Marmot Spire pant is a great pair of pants that bridges the gap between bibs and regular pants with the built in overall system. Now this system is great and all, but one things I noticed was that I really needed to spend time with the correct adjustments in order to get the right fit. I initially was having trouble consistently pulling the overalls up off of the side of my arms. REalistically it is best to get into a skiing position and adjust the fit from there. Other than thatn, these pants have been great! Waterproof on the wet days and breathable on the warm days.... I cannot complain!
Another great product by Marmot!

Perfect Fit

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

A lot of reviews complained about the fit of these, which almost threw me off, but the full length vents and price were just too attractive. Im about 5"11 170lbs with a 32" waist and these pants fit absolutely perfect in a medium. I noticed the wedgey people were complaining about and loosened up the suspenders and it was fixed, and the suspenders still sit snugly on my shoulders.

Great pant, roomy fit

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

Bought these pants as a gift for my brother after raving about my own pair, and we found they definitely fit on the roomier side. He was on the edge of needing these in an XS according to the size chart, and he's usually a small across the board. Once he put them on with a shell and boots, they looked fine, so if you like a baggier fit, you'll like these pants. Aside from fit, he found they were as breathable and waterproof as I'd been telling him mine are. We tested them out on in record-high spring skiing temps all weekend, and he was dry through the end of the day, even with the slushy conditions. Really great pant for the price.

Great pant, weird fit

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

Great pant for backcountry touring, but I think this is the first time that I have have ever worn a size small in pants since the first grade.

Sizing

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

My customer wanted leave his fit experience, with this pant. He is 6ft tall size 32 waist. The Mediums fit great!

I did 4 stars since they haven't been used much, yet.

Good set of pants. Runs very large

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

Very good material and well constructed. Good waterproofing, good elastic on the boots, looks good overall. They run very baggy. While I had some trouble with the shoulder straps sloughing off my one shoulder, i couldn't tighten them any further, as the crotch was already pretty high. Overall a good set of pants and fulfilled their purpose. Kept water/snow out, and was a good wind shield for my legs. Definitely a little loose for style, but looks good nonetheless.

Great fit and and functionality

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

Needed a pant with ample pockets for backcountry skiing. Also wanted comfort and warmth. Have been in the back country for 11 days since purchasing and these are perfect. Also went for a different color rather than black or grey - got citronella and am getting rave reviews

Good pant nice features190

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: med

Pants are well constructed. I was a manufacturer for 30 years and Marmot did a nice job. Suspender zip off as well as gaiters.
I immediately got rid of both. Hand pockets should be 1" longer and have pulls on the sliders, also fly zipper should be 1" longer it's a little tough getting your Johnson out when you are in the elements. I've skied the pant 8 times and am pleased with performance and quality. I am 5'9 190 athletic and I just fit in to the Medium. I'd recommend this pant, the pricing for a 3 ply Gore-Tex is very competitive. adjustability on the Velcro at the waist is great and allowed me to fit in to the medium and the length is great

Unanswered Question

Do you know if the Marmot Spire ski pant has an adjustable waist? I can't tell via the pictures on your site and the Marmot site is down at t he moment. Thank you!

Two days out and they ripped

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

I have owned a pair of Arc Teryx ski pants since 2003 and relied on them for every day of skiing. They are relatively bomb proof. But this year the inside cuff fell apart and I sent them off for repair. I bought the Marmot Spire so I could keep skiing while my other pants were off for repair.

I went out two days and already have a small tear in the knee. I took a minor fall on soft snow to cause the hole. I ski hard and fall all the time. 13 years in my old pants and no holes. Two days in these pants and I already have a hole.

Complete bummer and real disappointment. I'll probably avoid Marmot products in the future. While the waterproofing is great, the resiliency of a product designed for active wear is questionable. If you plan to do thing outdoors in these pants you might think twice.

And p.s. the sizing is a little large. I am 5,9 and 150 lbs. I originally purchased the M and had to return it for the S.

Maybe Gore-Tex Performance Shell material is not as durable as Gore-Tex Pro Shell, which I normally ski with. I have skied with Gore-Tex Pro Shell Arc'Teryx bibs and jackets for years, whacking trees in the East, and never tore a Pro Shell jacket.

Water tight

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

I've worn these three times now and just love them. The material seems substantial (not thin or cheap) and they are absolutely water tight so far. I purchased them because my previous pants ended up wet from the chair lift ride - not a problem with these. The fit was just right (I'm a 31 waist and I purchased a small). They are a little baggy but I like that for layering if it's cold (below 20).

Great pants

    Picked these up a month or so ago .. at 6,6 260 the xxl fits perfect.. totally water and windproof and they love deep days

    Great pants

    Fit is passable, seems well made otherwi

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I'm 5'8", 155 lbs with 31" waist. Based on all the comments here, I went with a small, which fits but just barely - I don't have any wiggle room on the waist (guess I'll stay away from the Christmas meal this year). Inseam is slightly long but I expect it'll be fine with boots on. Zips and buttons are good quality, only thing is that the full length zip causes the pants to bunch up around the hips because of the length. Can't wait to take them out this year!

    So big

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

    The consensus here is spot on. While these seem like solid pants, they really are quite big. I ordered an XL and they hung around my body like clown pants. Nothing against the pants, they seemed great. Just sizing mismatch.

    Odd sizing

      I am 5"9 165lbs and have a 32" waist 31" inseam. I first tried a large as that is my typical go to size in ski pants. I was literally swimming in the large (i even wore all my thick insulating layers), you could use them as a wingsuit pant. So I traded them in for a medium, the these were too small, like tight in the butt. The gap between M and L is strange, it needs a half size in between and would then fit perfect. I wish they would have fit they have all the features I like; removable suspenders with back, full zip, belt loops, decent powder cuffs.

      Great discount opportunity

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: small

      I am 5'8'' 170lb, fit and small fits me good. Would be a better fit for someone 5'7-5'9'' a little thiner. I use 32 waist pants so I guess for someone <=30 it would be perfect. Given that the sizing chart says 30 waist I thought I might not be able to close them but not at all. They do fit tight on me but is no problem...

      If you are thin or fit it might be a very good bargain for a super technical high quality pant. I did quite some research and there aren't as many options for pants in this category.
      I will use them without the suspenders also because otherwise you do get a wedgie.. Maybe try suspenders a bit larger and crossed though. Anyway, have to try them on the mountain but considering other reviews about the pant quality and my experience with the sizing don't be afraid of considering this option in a size smaller...

      I am writing this because the other reviews were scaring me off this pants and I think that the takeaway should be that if you are thin this pants might be perfect. Just get a size smaller...

      Perfect for me

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

      These pants have lots of nice little detail features like snaps at the ends of the important zippers, zip-off suspenders and zip-out ankle snow cuffs. I spent about 9 hours over 3 days skiing moguls at a resort and the pants don't inhibit bending my knees at all. Note that I'd normally prefer a baggy pant for freedom of movement in moguls. These pants are right at my sweet spot for full freedom of movement without being too baggy. I skied a few hours in freezing rain and stayed perfectly dry and warm. I cross the suspenders (I haven't tried them the normal way). I can't think of anything that could be better about these pants.