List Price US $259
Type Shell
Treatment Type Other
Insert Type
Insulation Type None
Taped Seams Fully Taped
Waterproof Zippers Yes
Bib No
Jacket to Pant Interface No
Venting Outer
Meshed Vents No
Layer Count 1 Layer
Company Waterproof Rating Above 20k
Company Breathability Rating 20K
Manufactured in
Waterproofing Excellent
Breathability Great
Warmth Poor




2018 Obermeyer Foraker Shell Pant 2019 - 2018 Review by A Better Ski

Lets take a look at the 2018 Obermeyer Foraker Shell Pant.  These ski pants are lightweight, breathable, and waterproof with great mobility and a classic look. While they are just a shell of a pant the construction seems quite durable.  These pants would be a good addition to a multi-layering strategy of dress or for your sunny spring days or for going out for a long tour.

Special thanks to Kittredge Sports in Mammoth Lakes


Tester: Dan

Size: L

Waterproofing and Breath-ability: The 2018 Obermeyer Foraker Shell pant is both waterproof and breathable.  The material has a 25000mmm rating and the seams are sealed making them virtually waterproof.  These pants are just a thin layer of breathable material.  Additionally they have a large zipper vent on the outside of the leg that is open to the air.

Warmth:  Because these pants are just a shell, they do not provide very much protection against the cold on their own.  These pants are meant to keep the elements away from your body.  They are great as an outer layer to keep moisture and wind out.  On days below freezing, I would use an under layer.

Fit:  I liked the way these pants fit and felt. There are adjustable Velcro straps on the hips and I seemed to fit right in the middle with my 34 inch waist. I would guess that a 32″ to 36″ waist would comfortably fit. The length was also good as the legs went to the ground.

Features: Full-Motion™ articulated knees; Adjustable waist – elastic with hook and loop tabs; Water-resistant powder cuffs; Abrasion resistant scuffguards and reinforced pant hems; YKK® AquaGuard® zippers; Reinforced inseams; Bonded construction; YKK® zipper hand pockets; YKK® zipper hem gusset with reinforced snap closure

Bottom Line:  The 2018 Obermeyer Foraker Shell Pant score high on a versatility scale and are a great weatherproof outer-layer for your layering system.

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