The Marmot Scree is a very light-weight soft shell pant that could be good for warm spring backcountry days. These are a good pant for skiers that want to travel light, and don’t need much in the way of waterproof tech.
Marmot Scree soft-Shell Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: 8
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Scree is really just a light-weight soft-shell that is better suited to skiing or climbing in mild conditions. They don’t have much in the way of waterproof tech, and would really only be good on dry days. It does have a DWR, but this is really just a last resort when you’re caught out in a rain or wet snow. Breathability is good, and is probably the best feature of this light-weight soft-shell. It would be good for the backcountry skier that wants to travel fast and light, and doesn’t want a heavy ski pant.
Fit: The Marmot Scree fits pretty true to size, and the stretch soft-shell makes it feel pretty mobile. The waist is larger than the legs, but we didn’t find either too big or too small. The fit is great for those that want a more athletic fit and less material (less weight).
Warmth: The Marmot Scree is really ideal for mild conditions on the mountain. These aren’t going to be great in a mid-winter blizzard, and best suited to the warm spring days where you don’t want a heavy ski pant.
Features: The Marmot Scree is a very minimalist backcountry pant. If you’re idea is to travel fast and light, the Marmot Scree is not a bad option. It does have two hand warming pockets, a back pocket, and cargo pocket. However, they really don’t have much else in the way of features.
Bottom Line: The Marmot Scree is a good pant for the backcountry skier that wants to travel fast and light, and will be doing it in milder weather. They are pretty basic, but offer good breathability, and enough protection from the elements on mild days.