Price US $299

Armada Entry 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Armada Entry is anything but entry level. It’s built with a 2L Gore-Tex membrane that is highly waterproof and relatively breathable. With just 2 layers it doesn’t feel quite as warm as the 3 Layer Armada Crest, but it also seems to breathe a bit better. The inner layer of the Armada Entry is also lined with mesh which seems to help keep you a bit cooler when things heat up. I’m not the biggest fan of Gore-Tex solely as a backcountry pant, but it does breathe well enough for almost any other days on the mountain. The best thing about Gore-Tex is it’s wet weather protection. Again 2 layer Gore-Tex isn’t going to be as good as a 3 layer membrane, but it’s definitely solid protection for just about any day on the mountain. The Armada Entry also has fully taped seems, and water-resistant YKK Aquaguard zippers.The Armada Entry has a relaxed rise and articulated knees (Armada’s Tech fit), that feels pretty true to size. There is plenty of room for layering underneath for cold days, and the articulated knees help to aid mobility when hiking or skiing. The pants are quite long, and they do feel slightly baggy. There are not a whole lot of pants out there that don’t feel this way though, and the Armada Entry are not necessarily baggy. They just feel roomy, and may bunch a bit, especially at the bottom of the pant. The Armada Entry does have a Keprotec lining on the hem to try and keep your ski boots from ripping or tearing the bottoms. If they are too long, though, the pant may still sit where the boots can cut them up. The pockets are decent, and we like that the zippers are water-resistant. Overall, the Armada Entry is a solid pant for serious freeride or resort skiers.

Pant Size – S – Regular
Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body- 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam, 22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets.
Turn Off’s: Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets.

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Type

Shell

Treatment Type

DWR

Insert Type

Gore-Tex

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Inner

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Company Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Fit

Semi Baggy

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Great

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Poor