Ease your way into skimo formal wear by just wearing pants. But not just any pants, start with the Syborg Racing model from La Sportiva. These have one of the most important skimo features, which are reinforced cutouts for race boots. Stop fussing with pants that get caught in your buckles, preventing your boots from locking into ski mode. Just open a window in the cuff for the buckle to pass through. When you’re ready for the next step in your formalization, you can add the matching jacket.
- Seamless waistband and flat lock seams offer a smooth fit from waist to arch.
- Stirrups help keep your pants over your boots and snow off your liners.
- A slim fit with a splash of La Sportiva colors maximizes sex appeal. True story.
Update 2016/17: Now with red highlights, otherwise the same.
|Cuffs||Buckle cutouts + stirrups|
||Polyester, nylon, polypropylene, spandex|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, ballet skiing|
|Notes||Vertical & horizontal buckle cutouts|
|Bottom Line||Pure skimo from the waist down|
|Compare to other Men's Speed Pants|
Questions & Reviews
The broad elastic waistband is simply yet effective and comfortable.
Ditto for the stirrups, along with a lower-leg fabric that is easy to cut (and not subsequently tear apart) for a race boot lever.
Perfect for wearing with my La Sportiva top for when I want to train with all the benefits of a full race suit yet want some more clothing versatility upon returning to civilization.
I also plan to use the pant with a windshirt for real ski mountaineering in the spring. But only in good weather: the material is no more protective than a race suit, so not a good choice for ski mountaineering in harsh winter weather.
My only real complaint is that I wish it had some sort of minimal pocket or two, like on a typical trail running tight.
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