Rated 4 out of 5 by SportWoman Nice pants but too short...so I got the Mens!
I tried these pants with the intention of XC skiing and shoeshoeing in Wisconsin. The winters here are bitter cold and all the winter pants I have tried are too thin. These pants were great except they were way too short. I am 5'8" and weigh 143 lbs. I ordered the women's large based on the size chart but they were a little loose in the waist and just too short for me. So I returned them and ordered the men's version. The men's medium fit perfectly with the exception that the rise is a little long. So I roll over the waistband and call it good. What can I expect from a men's cut, hey? But so far, these are great pants. They cut the wind and a super comfortable. For you ladies out there with a similar build, try the men's!
December 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by retiredrider too baggy in knees
I am 5'5", 105 lb. Ordered this pant for winter golf in NW.
Online photo made pant appear to be contoured, but on my small-boned frame, the knees are baggy like a Pillsbury Dough Man's.
If you are small-boned and want a semi-snug fit, keep looking.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by maplescones Quality material; length and waist run small.
I bought a size medium and they are exactly the right fit to wear by themselves or accomodate a light insulating layer underneath (like silk or lightweight Polartec pants). I can wear a pair of thinner stretch denim jeans underneath too, but nothing bulkier. I am 5'4" and weigh 125-130 lbs. and usually wear a size 8-10 in pants (sometimes a 6). The inseam for Swix Oslo is exactly the right length for my legs--my inseam is about 29"-30". Hope they won't shrink in length because then they will be too short. So if you are taller than me or have longer legs, these probably won't work for you.
Have not worn these pants through a winter yet, but I'm going to assume that they can keep my legs reasonably warm during light to moderate exercise in cold weather due to the previous reviews. The material is quite sturdy yet has a bit of stretch. It seems tough enough to take a bit of abuse and be water-resistant. The quality is excellent and I will use these for exercising and chores out in the snow in winter.
September 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by prophotographer I like everything but the waist band
Rugged, warm material and a flattering cut make these great cross country pants for me.
I ordered both the small and the medium. LL Bean smalls usually work for me. I am 5"1" and 108. I carry my extra weight in my waist now that I'm 60. These pants have a very tight elastic waist band. it is wide and unforgiving. Not very stretchy and would give you a stomach ache if you tried to wear a half size too small.
I opted to keep the mediums to take the aggression out of the waist band. So overall they are a bit big now but at least they wont hurt me.
Overall, a very nice functioning pant for snow sports.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dillypickle Great quality and warmth without the bulk
I usually wear a small, but the medium fits perfect and pulls on quickly right over my jeans and stretches for a great fit. Keeps me warm even with just lightweight thermals underneath with my cold weather boots. I like that they are not bulky and the side zipper on the ankles makes it perfect to expand over my boots. They are straight at the ankle so they fit good even without big boots. Perfect for Lake George when temps go into the teens and walking around the lake where it gets very windy.
January 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by olliemom Ran small
Ran small so had to return. Seemed good for an outdoor pant but I am looking for an everyday pant.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shopsalotonline Best Ski Pants Ever!
Born & raised in the Adirondacks - I know winter! These are hands-down the best ski pants I have ever owned. 5 degrees outside, windy and snowing....I pull on a pair of long - johns and these go over it - no need for jeans, too. I stay warm & dry all day. They have a nice stretch to them - and they fit great. I am not a skinny-girl. I normally wear a 16 - so I ordered the XL and they fit perfectly. Try them, you will love them.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susiek1026 Swix Oslo Winter Pants - Awesome
I have been looking for some warm pants for running in cold snowy weather and I finally found them. I ordered one size larger than I normally wear so I can layer. These pants are very comfortable and great for running. I'm very happy with my purchase.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBsince1970 Great but I ordered the wrong size.
I usually wear small, and this brand turned out to be smaller than I needed. When I tried to order the medium size they were sold out. I was impressed with the quality and despite being too small for me I could tell that they were comfortable.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by photoduck awesome pants
I love the paints! I tested them at 6 degrees I was toasty.
January 22, 2014