The Spyder Bormio is a very solid resort pant for the casual to serious skier. It has a moderate amount of warmth, and good waterproof and breathable tech to keep you dry from the inside and out.
Spyder Bormio Insulated Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: M
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Spyder Bormio has an Xt.L. membrane to keep you dry on the slopes. Spyder’s top end Xt.L. provides some pretty decent waterproof and breathable protection. While Gore-Tex is generally considered the top of the line, Spyders Proprietary Xt.L. is pretty close. This would really be fine for most skiers, and really only those ski in wet places all of the time may opt for something a bit more technical. Although the breathability rating is pretty high, you won’t really notice it as much as you would in a shell. Still, it would be fine for most resort skiers.
Fit: The Spyder Bormio has a pretty standard fit that is true to size. It does have a full stretch interior and exterior. I really like the feel of Spyders stretch material, and is probably my favorite feature of Spyder’s outerwear. It feels comfortable, but is also very functional. The medium fit me pretty well, but with the standard fit you do get a little extra room in the legs. If you like the freestyle fit you could size up to the medium if you’re my body type. For those of you with my body type that like a tighter fit, go with the small. You do have the suspenders if the pant runs big in the waist.
Warmth: The Spyder Bormio has 40g of Primaloft Silver insulation. This is a good synthetic insulation, and has a good weight to warmth ratio. At 40g, the Bormio will be moderately warm. On really cold days these would be good, but not great. You’ll still have to layer underneath for the extreme cold, but I think most people could use this all season long.
Features: My favorite feature of the Spyder Bormio is the stretch nylon. They have a very comfortable fit that is functional. The Bormio is a “half” bib with removable suspenders. I like a full bib more, but the suspenders area nice features. Another feature I really like is the Anti-abrasion overlay that you find on most of Spyder’s outerwear. This fabric feels tough and durable, but is still soft and comfortable. The pockets are placed well enough, but the diagonal zipper on the cargo pocket reduces the overall size. I think I’d rather see a horizontal zipper so I can fit more in there. Really that’s just a preference thing. The leg vents are placed slightly forward, and I really like how easy it is to get air to flow in and cool you down. They are mesh lined, but that does keep snow out.
Bottom Line: The Spyder Bormio is a solid resort pant for casual or serious resort skiers. It has some pretty solid waterproof and breathable tech, as well as a very comfortable stretch fabric, and durable outer overlay. It also has plenty of skier specific features for the resort.