Finally - Flattering Hardshell Pants!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I regularly ski tour in the Pacific Northwest, so hardshells are a necessity on those slightly "wetter" tours. I was so excited that the Falketind pro pant is fully waterproof, but also really lightweight and cut to flatter. I'm 5'8' and a size 4 in jeans, and the size S fit perfectly. They were long enough to hit right at boot-top, and slim fitting while still giving me room to layer in fleece leggings for a resort day.
Details matter, and I loved that these pants had a mesh phone-sized pocket in the larger thigh pocket, so I could keep my phone both handy and dry when pulling it out to use the GPS or camera. Side zips are great for venting on the uphill track, and they run all the way down, which made it easy to release my boot into walk mode from the side, while still having the very bottom snap fixed around my boot to avoid that "bunched" uphill look.
While there are loops to add a belt, there is no belt included with these pants, and I found that the snap waist closure came undone when I sat down in these. Easily fixed by adding an after-market belt.
These are a fantastic layering piece for the all-season athlete - from deep winter to wet spring. AND they actually look cute, which is no small feat for gear this technical.