The 2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant is one of the better offerings from this company. 2117 of Sweden makes a lot of budget friendly outerwear, but this 3L technical shell ski pant is on par with many of the more well-known brands. It has solid waterproof and breathable tech, and a list of features that experienced skiers can appreciate.
2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant Review
Pant Size: M
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The 2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant has a 20k/20k waterproof and breathable membrane that will hold up pretty well in wet conditions. We feel that anything above 3 layer 20k is overkill for most recreational skiers, and unless your skiing in wet coastal areas that see a lot of rain, it’s more than enough. We could easily use this pant every day in Colorado and feel confident we’ll stay dry. Now sure it’s not quite as good as Gore-Tex waterproofing nor Gore-Tex Pro breathability, but for the average resort skier, this will be just fine.
Fit: The 2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant fits pretty true to size. It has a normal to slightly loose fit that gives the legs plenty of mobility. It does seem slightly articulated in the knees as well, helping to make sure you don’t feel restricted in any way. The suspenders are also a nice touch, and help to keep the pants up where you want them.
Warmth: The 2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant doesn’t have any insulation, so it’s not the warmest pant. The material is also pretty hard and cold, so you’ll want to layer underneath for both comfort and warmth. Still, I could easily use this pant every day as long as I had a good base layer underneath when the temps drop.
Features: The 2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant has some decent waterproofing and breathability, and are built with eco-friendly materials. It is 3 layer and has fully taped seems and waterproof zippers. This is going to give you some pretty soild protection from wet weather. The pant also breathes pretty well, but you do have full length outer vents for better temperature regulation. These zips are great for backcountry skiers that want to take off or put on the pants without removing the boots. The pant also has plenty of pockets with two hand-warming, and two cargo style pockets. The Hand warming are placed fine and decently big. The two cargo style pockets are also big, but they do land just at the knee, so you need to be careful what you put in there. Finally, the pant does have adjustable waist tabs, and removable suspenders for those of you who don’t want to use them.
Bottom Line: The 2117 of Sweden Vidsel Pant is a pretty solid technical shell. It’s on par with most other high end shells, but doesn’t come at a terrible price point. It also has a decent look, and eco-friendly construction, so you can look good and feel good when wearing the pant. Sure it’s not a Gore-Pro Arc’Teryx shell, but I like this pant for the casual skier that doesn’t have the need or want to spend the $500 an Arc’Teryx pant may run you. This is a much better option for the casual skier that wants a technical shell, but probably won’t be out enough to justify buying something more technical and more pricey.