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Surfanic Flight Pant - Black

Surfanic Flight Pant - Black

$179.90
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$143.90

The Surfanic Flight Pant has everything to offer. Featuring an adjustable waist for comfort, zipped pockets to keep all your essential items locked away and ankle gaiters to keep the snow out. With technical features like critically taped seams, a 8K waterproof and breathability and 40g of insulation the Flight pant has everything to keep you dry and warm this winter.

Gnomes Comments: $179.90 for a pant with all these features, what can we say?


Features & Specs

  • 8000mm Waterproof
  • 8000mvp Breathabiltiy
  • 100% Polyester guard fabric
  • DWR coating
  • 40g insulation
  • Critically taped seams
  • Adjustable waist
  • Zipped hem
  • Ankle gaiters
  • Book hook
  • Zipped pockets

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Ski Clothing Buying Guide

Use this step-by-step buying guide to help you pick out the right ski clothing.

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Waterproofing & Breathability Waterproofing & Breathability

The industry standard for measuring a garment’s waterproofing is to place a column of water on a fabric and then increase the water level so more pressure is exerted.  Once the water starts to penetrate the fabric, the water level is measured. This gives the fabric’s waterproof rating in mm e.g. 10,000mm.  The higher the number, the higher the water proof capability of the item.  If 10,000mm is the water proof rating on a garment then water would not penetrate the fabric until over 10,000mm of rain had fallen within a 24hour period.

Other areas of waterproofing concern are the seams. The stitching, done during manufacturing, requires taping or sealing to become waterproof. In some cases all the garment’s stitching is taped, while in others only critically placed stitching is taped  i.e. through the shoulders, hood and chest (high exposure areas).

Waterproof/breathable fabrics have pores large enough for water vapour to escape, but small enough to prevent liquid passing through. The garment must be able to breathe from the inside out, otherwise during activity perspiration moisture cannot escape. The garment becomes wet on the inside and the body’s temperature will drop because of it.

Oils, dirt, perspiration, and other contaminates will eventually break down the waterproofing and breathability of any garment with time so they become permeable and fully breathable.

 


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Layering Layering

 

To make sure you remove moisture (perspiration) away from the body while remaining warm, use an appropriate layering system.
 

Base Layer

Probably the most important layer of them all. This layer sits next to the body and has to work the hardest to remove moisture away from the skin and through the other layers.  The base layer needs to fit closely to the body. Always choose base layers that have high wicking (the removal of moisture away from the skin) properties,  so it will regulate your body temperature. If you choose a fabric like cotton, this only stores moisture so will make you feel cold and damp.

Mid Layer

The mid layer is there to add insulation as well as removing moisture from the base layer out to the outer layer.  It is better to wear multiple mid layers than one thick one, as this promotes warmth by trapping warm air. Multiple light mid layers can be added or removed as required.  Good examples are light fleeces or slightly heavier weight thermals containing merino wool or silk.

Outer Shell

The outer layer consists of jackets and pants, which are there to protect from snow, wind and rain elements.  They must be waterproof as well as breathable to remove moisture away from the mid layer, thereby keeping you warmer and dryer.  Jackets and pants come in numerous different styles, cuts and fabrics.  Choose one that fits comfortably and meets your requirements of waterproofness and breathability.

 


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Features

 

Venting

Extra zips allowing increased air flow when the body gets too warm. Usually in pants the vents are found inside or outside of the thighs.

Pockets

Storage pockets are found in various places on the pants. Zippered pockets ensure you won't lose small items.

Reinforcements

Reinforced areas around the lower leg ensure minimal wear and tear from dragging pants and catching them on ski edges.

Seamed/Taped sealed

Garments either fully or critically seam sealed to prevent snow and rain penetrating seamed areas.

Articulated Areas

Articulated knees and such make snowpants more comfortable to move in 

Bibs

Bibs are a great option for keeping snow out and keeping pants up. Also look for braces, belt loops for belts, and powderskirts to keep pants up.

 


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