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Women's Goretex trousers for ski-touring?

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Hi there

Can anyone recommend some good women's Goretex trousers designed for ski-touring, ideally not as expensive as Norrona or Arcteryx?

thanks!
Cath
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If you don’t mind the Jester Red color, Norrøna Lyngen Gore Tex Pant £215 (50% off) on their online outlet store (need to register).

https://www.norrona.com/en-GB/products/lyngen/lyngen-gore-tex-pro-pants-women/?color=1125&changeCountry=GB
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I love love love my Noronna Lofoten trousers. I got mine half price. If I have to replace them I’ll grit my teeth and pay for another pair, they’re that good. Great customer service from them too. I split a seam in an awkward fall. I sent them for repair and they did it free of charge.

They also don’t need cutting off if you break your leg. But ideally you won’t need to know that.

Hope you have some luck in the sales!
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Thanks for the quick responses!

@Maireadoconnor, are your trousers the standard Lofotens, or the 'Light' version? I was recommended the Light ones, so I was wondering if the insulated version would be a tad too warm for touring.
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www.tiso.com have some lofoten and arcteryx on sale and some Salomon and jelly Hansen at under £100
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@CathS, My wife's got a pair of the Untrakt Obsidian, which I think is a SportPursuit own brand. Currently £165 on SportPursuit. They're a fairly shameless rip off of the Lofoten and stood up very well to a week of hut-to-hut in Austria last March.
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CathS wrote:
Thanks for the quick responses!

@Maireadoconnor, are your trousers the standard Lofotens, or the 'Light' version? I was recommended the Light ones, so I was wondering if the insulated version would be a tad too warm for touring.


Dunno; they’re a few years old. They’re not insulated.
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Thanks for the recommendations and links everyone!

The Untrakt trousers sound interesting. I'm wondering how their Ecoshield membrane compares with Goretex? Haven't heard of them before.
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Norrona do dedicated ski touring pants ...
https://www.exxpozed.co.uk/damen-hosen-norrona-w-lyngen-driflex3-pants-aquanaut-15b

For skitouring I prefer Softshell pants, much more comfortable and breathable than normal hardshell pants with a membrane.
I rarely even wear my hardshell jacket when skitouring (esp in spring) - it spends most of it's time in the backpack and only comes out for bad weather (high wind, rain, snow).
The above pants appear to combine the benefits of both hardshell & softshell.
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My gf switched to these (from something Norrøna GoreTex) for touring last season, and likes them:

https://www.sport-conrad.com/produkte/norr-na/lyngen-windstopper-hybrid-sc-2.html

Should be able to find some sizes/colours left in the sales, but it’s the wrong time of year for that really.
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For skitouring I prefer Softshell pants, much more comfortable and breathable than normal hardshell pants with a membrane.


It's a sensible approach assuming you will only be touring in favourable weather (which is true for most of us). I guess even then a light pair of waterproofs are not a hassle to carry in a backpack for any storms. Goretex doesn't seem worth the money for a dedicated pair of touring pants (not breathable enough). For breathability best option is big zips.
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boarder2020 wrote:
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For skitouring I prefer Softshell pants, much more comfortable and breathable than normal hardshell pants with a membrane.


It's a sensible approach assuming you will only be touring in favourable weather (which is true for most of us). I guess even then a light pair of waterproofs are not a hassle to carry in a backpack for any storms. Goretex doesn't seem worth the money for a dedicated pair of touring pants (not breathable enough). For breathability best option is big zips.


Have toured in softshell pants in all sorts of weather without problems. Have even experienced rain a couple of times while ski touring. As long as they are windproof and you keep the water repellent finish in good order the snow/rain just trickles off softshell pants. Pants are less critical than jackets in rain as they are vertical with less seams. If the weather was that extreme that I might need overtrousers (driving horizontal rain) I probably wouldn't go out. Getting over-trousers on over ski touring boots will be a right pain unless they have full side zips. Agree Goretex or any membrane is not ideal for skitouring as they just don't have the breathability. Prefer eVent fabric to Goretex though.


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