Salomon Momentum II Soft Shell Pant

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The Momentum Soft Shell pant has been my go-to for…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $60


The Momentum Soft Shell pant has been my go-to for nordic skiing this season.


  • Flexible fit
  • Comfortable
  • Warm


  • High waist

I bought this pant at the beginning of the season for nordic skiing on groomed trails, but have enjoyed the Momentum in the backcountry as well! The flexible material allows for easy, unrestricted movement, and the fleece insulation is warm yet breathable. It also feels great against your skin. 

My favorite feature of this pant is the balance between wind protection and breathability. Climawind material is used only on the front of the pant, while the back is soft and flexible. Living in northern New Hampshire where the weather often changes over the course of a ski trip, I appreciate feeling protected from the cold and the wind, while not having to worry about overheating. That being said, the pant is designed for use in cold weather and I would imagine that it may offer more warmth than is needed in mild temperatures. 

This pant is comfortable and fits well. The cuff of the pant is lined with a grip material and fits snugly against my boot. Even in the backcountry, I've had no issues with snow finding its way into my boots.

The photo below was taken on a backcountry trip through nearly two feet of new powder! My husband and I were breaking trail for most of the trip and my ankles and feet stayed dry—no gaiters necessary. The waist of the pant is higher than feels comfortable to me. I've solved that issue by folding the waistband over, which seems to do the trick. 


Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The women's Salomon Momentum II Soft Shell Pants are the perfect pants for cross country skiing, winter running or snowshoeing. ClimaWIND III softshell fabric in the front of the pants blocks the wind and sheds light moisture while still giving you excellent breathability. ActiTHERM stretch poly knit in the back adds even more breathability and a soft, flexible feel that moves with you. Two zippered pockets let you warm your hands or store essentials like a cell phone or keys. Zip openings at the lower leg make these easy to get on and off. An adjustable waist insures you get the perfect fit. A seamless crotch area eliminates chaffing and improves range of motion. Reflective branding on the front and back keep you visible and safe after the sun goes down. Go for a run on a cold winter day, cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the woods with these comfortable soft shell pants from Salomon Nordic. Color: Black. Concept/Technology: Softshell, Smart Skin. Features: 2 zipped pockets, Zip opening lower leg, Waist adjustment. Fabrics: climaWIND III SOFTSHELL, actiTHERM stretch poly knit. Fit: Active Fit. Weight: 11.6 oz (330 g)

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The women's Salomon Momentum II full-zip soft-shell pants offer excellent wind protection and breathability for cross-country skiing and other aerobic winter pursuits. Front of legs feature a highly wind-resistant and breathable fabric, keeping you comfortable during arduous aerobic activities. Backs of legs use a stretch-knit fabric that wicks moisture and dries quickly; its soft, fleecy interior will keep your spirits up on cool-weather outings. Full-length side zippers with snap cuffs allow easy on/off without removing boots. Gusseted crotch facilitates freedom of movement for increased comfort. Reflective detailing on front and back increases visibility. 2 zippered pockets store exercise gel, debit card or keys. Drawcord waistband on the women's Momentum II soft-shell full-zip pants supplies a personalized fit.


Salomon Women's Momentum II Soft Shell Pant

previously retailed for:
$129.95 - $150.00

The Salomon Women's Momentum II Soft Shell Pant is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 16, 2013 at Tahoe Mountain Sports.

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