The Columbia Ridge II Run is a solid ski pant for those on a budget, or for those who might only get out a few times a season. I really like these pants for the skier just getting started in the sport, and doesn’t want to spend a ton of money on gear. They offer 10k/10k waterproofing and breathability. They also have decent warmth in comfortable shell that fits really well.
Columbia Ridge II Run Men’s Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: S
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Columbia Ridge II Run ski pant is a shell with 10k/10k waterproofing and breathability. Omni-Tech is a solid entry level waterproofing that will offer decent protection for those who only go out a few times a season. These aren’t going to be enough for die hard skiers that are out in every type of condition throughout the season, but if all you really see is drier weather, these will be fine. Even those who may occasionally venture out in a wet snow will find these okay. You just don’t want these for skiing in wet weather on a consistent basis.
Fit: The Columbia Ridge II Run has a fit that is true to size. I actually really like the fit of the Columbia pants. They tend to fit really well in the waist, while also fitting really well throughout the rest of the pant. It’s not articulated or form fitting, but it is comfortable. It offers a fit that is pretty consistent throughout the pant.
Warmth: The Columbia Ridge II Run is just a shell without insulation, but it actually still feels pretty warm. It does have Omni-Heat on the inside that helps to reflect heat back to your body. Most people will probably find them warm enough for mildly cold days. If you consistently ski in really cold temps you’ll find the need for layers underneath.
Features: The Columbia Ridge II Run is a pretty standard shell. There’s not a whole lot of extra features, but will be plenty for most casual skiers. It’s actually one of my favorite budget pants because it offers solid entry level waterproofing, solid warmth for a shell, a comfortable fit that is true to size, and a very budget friendly price.