Skiing in jeans has always been a way to make a statement to other skiers, but unfortunately, cotton just has no functional place in the backcountry. However, the Backslash pants combines the sought-after look of jeans while avoiding the use cotton, a fabric that is absolutely terrible for snow sports. Here's the thing-- skiing in jeans is cool. It takes a pretty confident and competent skier to pull the look off, and now you can get the look without dealing with wet pants after one run. Hip-to-cuff zips mean these pants can be donned and doffed without taking your ski boots off. A reinforced lower leg means you can rock the jean look while booting (in crampons) up an icy couloir without worrying that you're going to destroy your fancy new pants. If you want to upgrade your race kit and stand out more than the bright orange lycra race suit already does, buy some Backslash pants and start looking like you've been skiing hard since '69. The Crazy Idea Backslash pants offer the fastest transition into après ski mode.
|Ventilation||Full side zips|
|Materials||ITTAI performance fabric|
|Lining||Light grid fleece|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Cold weather racing, touring, chilling.|
|Notes||These pants go on and off without taking your ski boots off.|
|Bottom Line||The quickest transition to après ski mode.|