The Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch pant is an entry level insulated pant that would be good for the casual skier. They have a comfortable stretch fit, and just enough waterproof breathable tech to enjoy a day on the snow.
Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: 8
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch has a 10k Hydroblock fabric that offers standard entry level waterproof and breathable protection. This is pretty standard in this price range, and should be perfectly fine for most casual skiers. If you plan on skiing in wet conditions often, it might be worth investing in something a bit more technical. Those skiers that only get out a few times a year, and don’t need a high level of waterproof tech will find the Sugarbush to be fine.
Fit: The Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch is one of the only Obermeyer pants that felt true to size. Our tester is a size 8 in jeans, and that often translates into the same size for ski pants. However, most other Obermeyer pants (especially those with an active fit) tend to run a little on the small side. The size 8 Sugarbush fit perfectly fine, and it does have some good stretch to them for a better fit and more mobility. The Sugarbush also fits a little higher in the waist, and is good for those skiers who tend to get snow down the waist.
Warmth: The Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch is pretty warm with 60g of insulation. This is on the warmer end for most pants, and would be good for those skiers who run a bit colder in general. You’ll probably still need a warm base layer underneath on really cold days, but for most skiers this should be good almost all winter long.
Features: The Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch is a pretty standard resort pant with minimal features. It does have a stretch construction which feels comfortable and functions well. The Sugar Bush also has articulated knees for more mobility. Besides this, there’s really not a whole lot going on. It does have one hand warming pocket, but it is pretty small and really only good for small items.
Bottom Line: The Obermeyer Sugarbush Stretch is a pretty standard entry level pant. It has okay waterproofing and breathability, and pretty minimal features. Still it has decent warmth, and a comfortable stretch fit. It could work well for a casual skier that doesn’t need a lot of tech in their ski pant.