The Spyder Troublemaker is their standard entry level freestyle pant. It has cargo pockets, moderate insulation, and standard entry level tech. It would be good for the casual resort skier that wants a slightly more freestyle fit.
Spyder Troublemaker Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: M
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Spyder Troublemaker has their standard entry level 10k Xt.L. tech. This is perfectly fine for the casual skier that only gets out several times a year, and doesn’t need high end waterproof tech. It will hold up just fine in light to moderate snow, but won’t be great for those that see a lot of wet weather. 10k is also on the lower end for breathability, and with all that insulation you’re not really going to feel a whole lot of breathability. Still, these would be perfectly fine for casual resort skiers.
Fit: The Spyder Troublemaker has a standard fit that is slightly loose. It does have articulated knees for even better mobility. I liked the fit of the medium, but would probably size down to the small because I like a slightly more tailored fit. Still, the medium was fine, and if you like a freestyle fit, the Troublemaker fits well.
Warmth: The Spyder Troublemaker has a moderate amount of insulation. At 40g, it’s just enough for most winter days, but you will probably still want a good base layer for really cold days. For a person that always runs warm, you could probably use this all season long without having to layer a whole lot underneath. However, if you run cold, or aren’t really all that active, you’ll probably find these aren’t great on really cold days.
Features: The Spyder Troublemaker is a pretty standard insulate pant. It has all the features that you need for at the resort. A Cargo pocket on the leg gives you extra room for gear. The two hand warming pockets are comfortable and quite large. There are also two velcro butt pockets. The Troublemaker also has inner leg vents, but they are mesh lined and don’t open very wide.
Bottom Line: The Spyder Troublemaker would be good for the casual resort or park skier that needs moderate insulation and a loose fit. It has ok waterproof and breathable tech, and just enough features for skiers.