Price US $169

Lib Tech Throwdown 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Lib Tech Throwdown pant is a comfortable soft shell with enough features for you to enjoy a day on the slopes. It has a slim fit, but seems to fit a bit bigger than you would think.

Lib Tech Throwdown Soft-Shell Pant Review

 

Tester: Matt

Pant Size: S

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Lib Tech Throwdown pant is a 10k/10k/ waterproof and breathable soft-shell. This is pretty standard at the entry-level but will provide enough wet weather protection for a light snow. Breathability is also entry level, but works well with the soft-shell material. Soft-shells do tend to breathe much better than hard shells or insulated hard shells, so this is no surprise. It still wouldn’t be great for doing a lot of hiking, but for ripping around the resort it will be okay.

Fit: The Lib Tech Throwdown is a slim fitting pant, but it seems to run a little on the big side. I found the waist to be slightly loose, and I had to cinch down the waist straps pretty tight. The legs are also slightly loose for a slim fit, but I didn’t mind the extra room. These fit much more like a regular pant than a slim fit, so if that’s what you’re looking for you’ll want to look else-where.

Warmth: The Lib Tech Throwdown isn’t the warmest pant, but would be great in mild climates. The soft-shell outer layer does provide a small amount of warmth, and there is a soft liner on the inside. There is room for layering underneath when you need to.

Features: The Lib Tech Throwdown is a very comfortable soft-shell with moderate waterproofing and breathability. It’s really a solid entry level soft-shell for those who prefer soft-shells over hard-shells and don’t need anything super technical. It’s a pretty minimalist pant with a few well-placed pockets, and some small inner leg vents.

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Type

Soft Shell

Treatment Type

Other

Insert Type

Other

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Critial Areas

Waterproof Zippers

No

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

Inner

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

10K

Company Breathability Rating

10K

Manufactured in

Fit

Semi Baggy

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Average