Marmot Palisades Pant
1 lb 2 oz / 510.3 g
GORE-TEX® Performance 2L 100% Polyester 4.2 oz / yd
100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.3 oz / yd
Wow! In 1996 I bought my first pair of Marmot ski…
Price Paid: $199.95
Wow! In 1996 I bought my first pair of Marmot ski pants. Back then the warranty was "forever" but they changed their minds at some point. Apparently they also changed their standards. The new Marmot slogan -- Marmot - We used to be good. Total suckiness. They are comfortable, they fit (womens small on my 5'4" 137# self) and, they might last you a whole entire month.
Came in from a leisure day, snowboarding with the ladies on groomed blues, riding a chair was the only sitting I did, I didn't head into the trees, I didn't do any cliff jumping, about as mundane as you can expect. But, the seat ripped. So, return to Marmot for mfgr repair. Easy. Not.
Sorry ma'am. You wore them out so they are not covered under our warranty! I wore them out??? Apparently, these pants wear out amazingly fast. Keep in mind, however, that the pair I bought in 1996, I still use, wear them shoveling the roof, snowshoeing, things where waterproofing isn't so relevant.
So how come one pair that is good for a decade, including all kinds of fun expeditions in trees, in backcountry, overnights, keeping me dry (I should have replaced them a few years before I actually did because I liked them so much) and now, the standard is tissue-paper quality fabric?
My behind is still the same size, the cut on this pair is a bit larger than on my old pair, not ideal but okay, and I wore out the fabric? Already? Wow!
So, buyer beware, Marmot standards aren't what they used to be.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Marmot's Palisades Pant is a two-layer GORE-TEX pant is 100% seam-taped, and features a conveniently adjustable waist and internal gaiters with gripper elastic to repel powder in snowy conditions. Water-resistant, zippered pockets keep your valuables safe and dry, while Codura scuff guards provide years of durable wear.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Palisades Pant FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Palisades Pant Gore-Tex Performance Shell 100% seam taped 2-layer construction Hand Pockets with Water Resistant Zipper Cargo Pocket with Water Resistant Zipper Zippered Back Pocket Zip Fly with Snap Closure Cordura Scuff Guard Anatomic Articulation Zones Internal Gaiters with Gripper Elastic Ankle Zippers SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Men's Palisades Pant Weight: 1 lb 2 oz / 510.3 g Material: Gore-Tex Products 2L 100% Polyester 3.4 oz/yd Regular fit
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Marmot Palisades Pants are made of GORE-TEX Fabric and guaranteed to Keep You Dry. 100% seam taped 2-layer construction. Hand Pockets with Water Resistant Zipper. Cargo Pocket with Water Resistant Zipper. Zippered Back Pocket - Zip Back Pocket. Zip Fly with Snap Closure - For Convenience. Cordura Scuff Guard - Cordura scuff guard. Anatomic Articulation Zones - Design Feature to Reduce Excess Fabric and Improve Mobility. Internal Gaiters with Gripper Elastic - Gaiter Provides Protection and. Gripper Elastic Holds these Marmot men's pants in Place. Ankle Zippers - For Easy On/Off Over Shoes. Overall Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz / 510.3 g. Main Material: GORE-TEX Products 2L 100% Polyester 3.4 oz/yd. Available Color(s): Black, Slate Grey
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version
Central Oregon has a winter that lasts 5 months, 8 if you include the early fall snow shoeing and the spring skiing season on South Sister. The Marmot Men's Palisades Pants will keep you warm, dry and smiling while others lament their misfortune of being suckered into moving here by the realtors. It's hard to complain about ski pants that are made from high quality Gore-Tex Performance fabric. They are waterproof and windproof to keep out the gnarly, wet storms you'll see on Mt Bachelor and breathable to let out the sweat as you skin up Tumalo for fresh turns in the bowl. Lightweight with a standard cut, these snow pants have enough room to layer up underneath when temperatures drop and articulated knees to improve mobility. Ankle zippers make for easy on and off over shoes and snow gaiters keep the powder out. Four pockets give you ample storage space for chapstick, map, bandana and a Pro Bar as you skin up to Broken Top or take the snowmobile out to Elk Lake. Cordura scuff guards protect from abrasion and sharp edges to provide years of durable wear. If you need a break from the snow, use them as rain pants on a cold winter hike along the Oregon coast. Leave the snow-free living to the lowlanders and take the Marmot Palisades Pants for men on a backcountry climb.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version