Marmot Palisades Pant
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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Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Palisades Pant DECENT 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 The SPECS 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 Powerhouse Whitewater Paddle from Werner offers amazing power and responsiveness needed for big creeks and river running. Full size blades are evenly balanced to create a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth through out the entire stroke. Also, the Powerhouse paddle is available in two shaft types, Straight or Neutral Bent Shaft. Both have their advantages: Paddlers are more familiar with straight shafts and like the light weight and ability to move their hands along a predictable, straight, and continuous grip area. Straight shafts are typically less expensive. The Werner Neutral Bent Shaft naturally aligns your wrist to reduce stress on joints. The neutral alignment, unique to Werner Paddles, creates a stable leverage point for bracing and all types of paddle strokes. Special indexing allows more hand contact with the shaft, reducing fatigue and increasing comfort.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
Marmot GORE-TEX Fabric. 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 it 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
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