Price US $239

Armada Stinson STR 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Armada Stinson STR is a solid resort pant for skiers of all ability levels and styles. It comes with a respectable 15k/15k waterproof and breathability rating and a slightly tailored fit with a mechanical stretch fabric. 15k waterproofing is above the industry standard, and although not quite as good as Gore-Tex, the Armada Stinson STR pant would be plenty waterproof for most resort riders. Breathability is also good, but not great. These wouldn’t be my go-to pant if I planned on doing a lot of hiking or hard riding, but with large mesh leg vents, the Armada Stinson STR is able to dump heat relatively fast. The fit is slightly tailored, and true to size. The adjustable waist band does help fine tune the fit a bit more so if you find a size that is just a bit big, you can adjust it to fit better. The Polyester Twill shell does have a mechanical stretch to it, so even with the slightly tailored fit the Armada Stinson STR doesn’t feel restricting. This is one of my favorite designs for a pant. I like the look of a tailored fit, but I don’t want to feel restricted. Length is good, and on the slightly long side. The bottom of the pant is covered in a durable Keprotec fabric to help keep your ski boots from beating them up too badly. I can’t say how well they will hold up over time (without more testing), but we can appreciate the idea behind the technology. The two front cargo pockets are pretty big, but I find it kind of odd that they sit at an angle. It’s probably more for aesthetics than function, but they hold all the gear I need pretty well so I can’t complain too much. Overall the Armada Stinson STR is a good pant for resort riders, and would be easy to recommend as an everyday pant for most skiers. It’s important to note that Armada also makes a Stinson (No STR) pant that is almost identical to the STR but with a 10k/10k fabric, and no mechanical stretch. These pants are only $10 less on Armadas site (as of posting this). I’m not entirely sure why you’d choose the Stinson over the Stinson STR other than color choices. The STR is the better pant of the two, and for only $10 more, I could easily justify buying the Stinson STR over the Stinson.

Pant Size – S
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

Other

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Inner

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

15K

Company Breathability Rating

15K

Manufactured in

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Good

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Average