Price US $165

Marmot Motion 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Marmot Motion is a solid every day pant built to keep you warm on the mountain. It has a regular fit that is pretty true to size. I did find that the inseam is a little bit shorter than some of the other brands, but at 5’10” it wasn’t a big issue. Just be sure to check their sizing guide if you’re unsure. The insulation is warm, and there is a bit of room for layering if needed, but remember there is no venting. The articulated knees are nice, and allow for a greater range of motion. The Marmot Motion has two hand warming pockets and a cargo pocket with plenty of space for storage. With 10k/10k waterproofing and breathability this is a good option for those in a drier climate, that want a warm pant they can wear everyday on the mountain. It’s not the greatest for really wet places, or for those who spend a lot of time hiking or skinning in the backcountry, but the Marmot Motion does offer a solid everyday pant for most skiers.

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. And of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets. Pants too baggy in the crotch. Crowds in the mountains, and not being able to find a place to park in at the trailhead or ski resort.

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Type

Insulated Pant

Treatment Type

DWR

Insert Type

Other

Insulation Type

Other

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

10K

Company Breathability Rating

10K

Manufactured in

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Average