Marmot Palisades Pant
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:
Skiing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backpacking--whenever your lower half is in need of some waterproof breathable protection from the elements, slip on the Marmot Men's Palisades Pants. Thanks to ultra-durable, waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Performance tech, the Palisades seals out moisture in any season.
- Backcountry.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
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
Get absolute protection from the weather with GORE-TEX Performance Shell when you slip into the Palisades Pant from Marmot. Heavy rain and sleet prove an unworthy enemy for the tough, durable shell's waterproof laminate and seam taping while the the numerous pockets provide ample storage for backcountry essentials.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version