The Marmot Pro Tour is a soft shell pant that is going to give you decent protection from the elements, in a stretchy, light-weight and comfortable pant. They are good for active skiers that need light-weight breathability, but don’t need bomber waterproof protection.
Marmot Pro Tour Soft-Shell Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: 34
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Pro Tour uses a Polartec Power Shield soft-shell fabric that is water resistant and highly breathable. It does have a DWR coating for wet weather protection, but really isn’t meant for extended use in wet weather. Breathability, however, is really good. This is one of the benefits of a soft-shell, and would be good for highly active skiers that are going to be generating a lot of heat and sweat.
Fit: The Marmot Pro Tour comes in traditional sizes and fits true to the size. So if you’re a 32 in your jeans, you’ll be a 32 in the Pro Tour Pant. The fit is athletic, and does taper through the knees and legs. I didn’t find it overly tight, and I still had plenty of mobility. Even if it is on the tight side for you, the M2 soft-shell material is stretchy, and will allow you to move without feeling overly restricted.
Warmth: The Marmot Pro Tour gives great protection from the wind, and do feel slightly warmer than a hard shell. However, it’s not going to be a great pant for really cold days at the resort. Even active backcountry skiers will probably want plenty of layers underneath for the extremely cold days.
Features: The Marmot Pro Tour has removable suspenders and adjustable waist tabs for a better fit. It also has two hand warming pockets, a zippers thigh pocket, and a zippered back pocket. The hand pockets are placed well, but they do have a mesh lining that may not be great for items like keys that could poke through. Both the back and thigh pocket are fine for smaller items. The Pro Tour also has outer legs vents without mesh. These open really far and give you great air flow in/out of the pant.
Bottom Line: The Marmot Pro Tour is a very solid soft-shell pant. It caters to active skiers that need extra breathability in a windproof and comfortable light-weight pant. However, they are not great in wet weather, and probably wouldn’t make a great resort pant for less active skiers.