The Marmot Skyline insulated ski pant is a good resort pant for drier climates. The Marmot Skyline has a 2L MemBrain 10 waterproof layer that is good for dryer days on the mountain. At 10k the Marmot Skyline will keep you dry in a light snow, but probably won’t be the best for wet conditions like you often find in the PNW. MemBrain 10 also offers moderate breathability, but won’t be the best for backcountry use or high intensity activities. On the positive side, the Marmot Skylike has a decent amount of Thermal R insulation to keep you warm when the temps drop. The Marmot Skyline doesn’t have ventilation, but the internal layer is a wicking material that helps to regulate temperature. We love that the Marmot Skyline has a lot of pockets, but the two hip pockets area little tight. The pocket on the leg is a cool idea, but don’t know how often we’d use it. It has a regular fit, but it’s actually pretty flattering. The Marmot Skyline is true to size, and offers room to layer underneath if needed. Our tester is on the line between a small and medium. The small would offer a slightly more sung fit, and look a little less baggy, but won’t offer as much room for layering. For more room (and a slightly baggy look), the medium would work well. Also keep in mind that the length of the small and medium inseam is actually the same. If you’re on the line between medium and large, the in-seam increases by an inch. We really like Marmot outerwear, and even though the skyline isn’t the most technical pant, it’s a solid option for resort skiers in dryer climates. It’s stylish, comfortable, and reasonably priced. Just don’t expect it to shed water like Gore-Tex or breath like a more backcountry oriented pant.
Pant Size Tried – M
Normal Specs– 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body Specs – 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam, 26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt, but fit well in the waist. That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill.
Turn Off’s: Size M Pants that fit too tight in the thigh so I can’t use my pockets but so loose in the waist they fall down and I get snow in my pants.