Price US $249

Salomon Cadabra 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Salomon Cadabra 2L ski pant has a removable inner bib to help keep snow out of your pants on the really deep days. It’s not insulated, but does provide a decent amount of warmth. It has a 10k/10k waterproof and breathable layer that offers standard protection from the elements. This isn’t going to be your go to pant in really wet locations, or on really heavy snow days. However, it will offer solid protection for most days on the mountain. The Salomon Cadabra pant has a relaxed fit that feels true to size. It’s a solid pant for casual skiers who ski several days a year.

Salomon Cadabra 2L Ski Pant In Studio Review – Fit and Feel

Tester: Matt

Pant Size: S

Matt’s Specs: http://abetterski.com/outerwear-sizing/

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Salomon Cadabra has a 10k/10k AdvancedSkin membrane. This is just at the industry standard for waterproofing, and will proved protection in a light snow. If you ski in a dryer climate the Salomon Cadabra should offer plenty of protection.

Fit: The fit is pretty true to size. The waist was comfotable and mid waist slightly on the tighter side. The legs are roomy and offer plenty of space for layers underneath. The baggy fit also allows for a wide range of motion.

Warmth: The Salomon Cadabra is not insulated, but does have a soft fleece lining that adds a bit of warmth. For a person who runs a bit warm, they would be fine for all but the coldest days. Ventilation is also decent, but not great. The vents do a good job of allowing cool air in, but the mesh tends to reduce the overall ventilation. Also the lining makes these feel warmer than just a shell, and hinder breathability a bit.

Features: The coolest feature of the Salomon Cadabra pant is the removable “bib”. It’s not a bib in the true sense of the word, but more of a powder skirt for your pants. It’s a nice feature for those who ski in deeper snow, or often get snow in the waist of the pant. The pocket placement is decent, but the hand pockets are a bit tight.

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Type

Shell

Treatment Type

Other

Insert Type

Other

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Bib

Yes

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 Baggy

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Average