Marmot Spire Pant - Women's

The pinnacle of powder protection.

You have powder-specific boards, but what about your pants? The Marmot Women's Spire Pant was made for ripping through deep stuff; its Gore-Tex 2L shell offers full waterproof protection from deep snow, but also allows water vapor to escape which is key—you're likely to be working up a sweat skinning to those fresh lines and even on the way down, too.

  • Three-layer construction with a Gore-Tex 2L waterproof breathable membrane ensures you stay dry and comfortable, no matter what the weather's doing
  • Full seam taping and water-resistant zippers prevents leaks in vulnerable spots
  • Articulated knees reduce excess fabric and improve mobility
  • Full side zips make for easy on-off, even over boots, and allow for ventilation
  • Removable suspenders offer a comfortable fit and a little extra protection from snow in the back
  • Internal gaiter keeps the snow out of your boots
  • Reinforcement patches at instep help prevent damage from ski edges and crampons
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Large waist

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

I liked the length and waist-height of these pants (but im tall). They fit fine in the thighs (I have very muscular thighs) but they were huge in the waist. There is no way I could wear these without the suspenders. They are designed to also be warn as pants so that's a bummer. The large waist also made the stomach region a bit unflattering.

Lovely pants, large sizing

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

Unfortunately I had to return these, because they were huge. I bought size Medium and I swam in them. The pants were very nice quality and seems functional. I would have kept them if it hadn't been a sizing issue.

narrow hips

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

I bought Small in these pants. I'm 5,4" 123lbs, more of an athletic build. The pants were nice, loved the suspenders, but unfortunately they are cut rather narrow at the hips and I have narrow hips. Unfortunately I had to return them. They are great quality and the length works well too, I little long, but I'm rather short.

Great quality - but...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Size Bought: Large

These are definitely a great quality pant, but much like many reviews here, the sizing was really strange. I'm kind of short and stout, so I went for the large, thinking I'd need the room in the thighs through the waist. Holy cow are these some long pants! The fit was pretty good, but the length was obnoxious, my pretty slender 6 ft. tall BF tried them on and they were perfect lengthwise for him (not so much for me being 5'5''). I know I won't be able to go down a size so I guess I'll have to look elsewhere!

Great Fit

    Fit perfectly at the bottom for easy access to ski boot. Somewhat tight in the seat, fitting a little small overall.

    Bomber Pant for the Board or Skis

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Picked up a pair of these pants for my sister as a gift as she needed some new boarding pants bad. The Spire's are a sweet addition to her outwear setup. With the burly gore-tex construction and full leg zippers these were a no brainer.

    She uses these while both teaching skiing and snowboarding and the fit is perfect for either activity. The suspenders are removable which is also a nice plus if they start bothering you.

    The sizing on these pants seems to run a bit tight in the legs so sizing up is generally a good call, if the run a bit too long on your legs then you can always cuff the pants to accommodate for any extra length.

    I Wanted To Like Them...

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    Marmot, GTX, full zip, I wanted to love them so much.

    They fit my waist, but were thighs in my thighs (although I wouldn't consider my legs strong/big...)

    They were also short, although I do have long lets, so I've had this problem.

    I think these pants would be awesome for the right body type, mine just wasn't a match.

    Great Quality, Runs small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium & Large

    I'm about 5'5 and weight 140 lbs. I tried the mediums despite reading reviews that these pants run small. They fit, but lacked the motion in my thighs and waist that I'd like for skiing. I returned the mediums and ordered the large pants. What a difference. These were way too long and seemed big in my waist and hips. Again, they seemed like high quality pants - I just must be between sizes.

    Made for short girls!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium & Large

    I ordered two different sizes and the difference between the two was ridiculous. I have a realistically normal-shaped body and consistently wear between sizes 4-6. The medium was too tight/short but the large was so big in the hips with no change in the length.

    Really great but...

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

    I bought these pants to use in the backcountry and they worked great. I did get a bit of wedgie when fully loaded and skinning up Mt. Shasta. It was really nice to unzip the sides when it warmed up, but I had to re-velcro a couple of times. The real bummer was that on my first use my ski sliced a 1-inch gash on the left leg when I slid and fell on an especially steep part of the mountain. I ordered a medium and the length was perfect, but at 5'6" and 145lbs I probably should've ordered a large, as they were a little snug in my hips and thighs.

    Too tight in the legs

    • Size Bought: XS

    Gorgeous color, and I really wanted to love these, but they were restrictive on my legs, as others have mentioned. I could only wear them with the zippers unzipped, though they were a great length and fit well in the waist! I also had to loosen the straps a lot to avoid "the wedgie"; and the Norrona bibs are just so much better-designed for all of that. So I bought those.

    One pair of pants to out dry them all!

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

    So I got the Spires in Green Garnet in Medium for my birthday this year. Prior getting them, I was already planning to buy them myself since it was on sale and I needed a pair of super waterproof pants (and my 15k Ride pants had duct tape on them). I read reviews and was a tad bit hesitant to follow through with the purchase due to folks having wedgies, but... after wearing this for a good 4-6 snow days already - I absolutely LOVE them. Yes, I get minor wedgies but a little adjustment of the suspender should fix it. The pants fit well, are not too long, and are super super nice. I definitely recommend these. I've gotten compliments and inquiries from older generation skiiers about the pants and I always say they are worth every penny.

    For reference, I am 5'3", 130 lbs, semi-athletic build (I drink a lot of beer), and wear size 26 in Levi's. :)

    Good 1st shell pant

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

    It's hard for me to find pants that fit my waist and legs but are the right length. These ones almost fit the bill, still a little long in the leg but with ski boots on are just about right.

    My only complaint is that the connecting zipper from the bib to the pant is pretty difficult to put back together after dropping the seat. It's really tiny and hard to zip back up with cold hands! Other than that, they are a great pant! I've stayed dry and warm in all sorts of conditions this season.

    A little tight!

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    These pants are awesome. A word to the wise- those of us with "skiers legs" should order a size up. I used their measurements guide to determine my size. They fit fine in the waist but they were so tight on my legs that I can't imagine trying to ski in them all day. Otherwise they were great and I can't wait until I get a size that fits better.

    So happy with these!

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

    I was torn between buying a pair of Patagonia Powslayers and the Spire for a few weeks, and it was really tough choosing between the two, but I love, love the Spire so far! For the price, I really haven't found a huge difference between them and the Powslayers. I haven't tested the durability much yet but I'm impressed with how solid the fabric feels, and the Green Garnet color is even more vivid than in the pictures. For me, the Spire has a much more tailored fit than the Powslayer did, especially through the waist and butt. They also run on the shorter side, which works really well for me but may not for taller girls. I understand where some of the other reviewers were coming from in regards to the "weird" fit through the butt/hips, but I found when I loosened the straps enough, I had plenty of room to move around, sidestep, hike, etc. in these. I think it's probably something that depends pretty heavily on how you like your pants to fit --these will be on the slimmer, but not tight, side--and your body shape. If you want something baggier, the Powslayer is probably a better choice, or you could just size up in these. I've already taken advantage of the full-zip sides during a warm weekend, and I've found the pants to be pretty breathable and light, but not flimsy. I've only skied resorts in them, so I can't speak to their performance in the backcountry, but I'd imagine they'd do well. Looking forward to using these for the next few seasons!

    Too long for my stubby lil legs

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I'm 5'6, and I guess I have short legs compared to the rest of my body. I don't usually have an issue when I buy pants... but with some brands I buy ankle length or the "short" type and those fit better. I've never had this issue buying ski pants before, but when I put these on they're like 4-5 inches too long for me. I'm sad to return them because I love the color and they fit well and look good everywhere else.

    Love these!

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

    This was ordered as a gift for my friend and here is what she had to say about these bad boys:
    "LOVE the feel of these pants! Being 5’8”, 150lbs and preferring my ski pants to be on the looser side, I went with the L and the fit is perfect. Just the right fit around my waist and legs, with awesome, breathable material and plenty of room to layer for really cold days. The bib component let’s me focus more on shredding and less on my pants falling down, plus the butt flap makes long days out in the back country a breeze for when nature calls. "

    Weird fit through seat

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

    Wanted to replace my old gore tex shell pants, unfortunately these have a strange fit through the butt. Mail ordered these, tried them on, well made, good quality, but when you try to move around in these pants (like high stepping, doing lunges-long steps forward), they are way too snug across the butt area. Even in the photos of the pants, I should have paid attention to how the material hikes up the backside of the models...that's maybe why they are on sale. too bad, quality ingredients, poor execution.

    My favorite touring pants!

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

    The Marmot Spire has been my go-to since they came out - so much so that I now have them in orange, yellow, green and crimson. It's totally normal to buy what you like in all the available colors right?



    The material and weight of these pants is perfect for layering up for a cold day on the skin track or keeping the layers light in the spring. Plus the full zip pants means that I can quickly change my layering system on the skin track. If you're looking for a well-made, Gore-tex pant I highly recommend the Marmot Spire!

    Pip - what is the inseam on these? Thank you!

    Small is a 30" inseam, XL is a 34". I hope that helps!

    Unanswered Question

    Hi, what are the actual measurements (not...

    Hi, what are the actual measurements (not the sizing) of the pants: waist, hips, lenghts? I wear Marmot Pro-Tour pants size medium, shall these medium do ok?