Rated 5 out of 5áby UtahActiveGirl Essential item for most cool weather activities.
I am about to purchase my second pair of the Sporthill XC Pants. I use them heavily during the winter and not to mention, early Spring and late Fall. The legs are just the perfect snugness that I use them for mountain and road biking and don't have to worry about the fabric catching in my chain. The fabric is breathable but still effectively blocks out the wind. I also use them for XC skiing and snowshoeing and to my delight, I find that unless we have a really wet, falling snow, they keep me warm and dry. Because I easily wear them 2-3 times a week during the season and wash them as often, I can report that they have held up to all of the washing. I think I have had them 2 or 3 years and they are just beginning to show some wear. Best winter clothing item I have ever purchased.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby FitNic108 Perfect fit, great material.
These pants fit perfectly, not too snug, not too loose. Enough room to put a layer underneath and still have flexibility to move freely.
I am 130 lbs and 5'31/2" tall. I purchased the mediums. If I would have went with the size chart and waist recommendations and chose Large the pants would have been too big. So if that helps you out great.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Hikerkk Comfortable. Breaths.
I love these pants. I can go hiking then go to the store. They are my everyday attire on our fall foliage vacation. They stretch, to be comfortable not Baggie
September 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby 1RuggedMaineGirl Great winter pants, unsure of the fit though...
These are awesome for snowshoeing and winter hiking, they are warm and move well. The only issue is I don't know how they are "supposed" to fit? I bought an XL (I'm 5'3" and a solid, fit 160 lbs) and they are a little baggy in the seat and legs. Luckily there is a draw cord in the waist, so they don't sag at all, but I'm still not 100% sure if I'm going to keep them or return or what.
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby laura100 happy with my purchase
I was in a quandary about buying another pair of these XC pants because the new ones are not exactly the same as the old ones (of about 10 years ago). However I ended up being lucky and happy with my choice. I am 5'7", long in the crotch, short in the leg, and weigh 137 lbs. My old pair are medium. I bought medium, petite because the petite specifications matched my inseam. The waist is below the natural waistline but not too much and I can live with it. They are lovely and cosy like the old ones and wash very nicely. I don't find the zippers useful at all but not a problem. I put long underwear underneath when it is colder than -8 centigrade. I also contacted Sporthill by email from their website with questions and was satisfied with their responses.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby sjsourire Best winter running pant
This is my second pair of the Sporthill XC pant. They are the best. I wear them everyday to jog in the winter. If it is super cold I wear a base layer underneath. They are also great for cross-country skiing. My most recent pair sports improved pockets (slightly longer) and a better rise (that or my previous pair shrunk). I can't say enough about these pants! I am 5'5" 118lbs and the medium fits perfectly.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLbigfan Perfect winter pants!
There are plenty of VERY expensive versions of soft shell pants out there ($150-200) so I was delighted to see that these exceeded my expectations for the price. I'm 5'-7" and always take a size 14 in pants. The size L fits perfectly. Slightly long but no big deal to tuck under...I suppose it helps keep the snow out of boots or shoes that way. The fabric and construction are excellent...I'm keeping these for sure!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby runr Warm, comfortable pants
I got these pants around the end of February thinking I might be able to wear them a few times before the weather got too warm. As it turns out I wear them almost every day, here in the land of eternal winter. We are still getting snow and single digit temps into March. These are perfect for shoveling snow in frigid weather, and also very cozy to wear around a house that is always on the cold side. They are just loose enough to be comfortable, but not sloppy. I like them so much I can barely part with them long enough to do the laundry.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby BluJ great warmth plus fit
Excellent fit and warmth in these frigid days. Great for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, even dog walking. Comfortable, with style.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
áby bbshop Perfect for Snowshoeing
I purchased these for snowshoeing after using my alpine ski pants several times and realizing that they were too bulky and hot for this sport.
They are thin, comfortable, water resistant (I fell in the snow, brushed them off and they did not get wet) and warm. It was in the 20's when I used them last and they were fine without any long underwear underneath. However, we have had sub-zero temps this week and if it's that cold I would recommend wearing an extra layer under them.
I feel they are true to size and the waist is comfortable, does not roll down while in motion. The long zippers in the back make it easy to get in and out of. The tapered leg zippered tight around the top of my boot, definitely keeps the snow from getting down into them.
Overall very happy with this purchase.
February 18, 2015