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Skiing in (waterproof) jeans - any reason why not?

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I've got a pair of these: http://www.alpkit.com/colab/projects/jeanius/

They're waterproof, breathable, have an 'articulated' knee and boot-cut.

Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn't ski in them? I can't.
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they look ace, I'd go for a blast in them!
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best paired up with a set of blades, I'd imagine
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I've skied in ordinary jeans when forced by being in a foreign land without my usual gear. Just bought a pair of gaiters to stop the snow going down my boots. Not necessarily a long-term proposition though.
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Dick Cheney skis in jeans!
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any reason not

Hypothermia? Puzzled
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fatbob wrote:
Dick Cheney skis in jeans!


Hmmm... that's a pretty good reason not to.
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MarjMJ wrote:


Hypothermia? Puzzled


They're probably thicker and warmer than my current fave ski trousers, some Eider ones which are essentially just a single breathable, water-proof layer. On cold days I wear thermals under them and would do the same with the jeans.
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Jeans (i.e. denim, rather than corduroy/moleskin jeans...!) are notorious for stealing heat from you - particularly if wet. Nobody in his right mind would go into the hills in them.

Waterproof jeans I cannot speak about.
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jeans - any reason why not?
one word: Chafing!
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Any reason why not?

Because you'll look like a twonk.
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I am with admin, on the CHAFING! I hope you have plenty of Savlon with you
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admin wrote:
Chafing!


Where?

I think they were designed with climbing in mind so hopefully they allow some movement.

I guess I won't know 'til I try.
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2000overdrive wrote:


Because you'll look like a twonk.


Some would say that would be an improvement.

In my defence I have never worn a comedy ski hat.
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Higs, the breathability can be a bad thing. I've taken similar pants XC skiing and not had a problem. Alpine, uh, makes bigger breezes?


WEAR WINDPROOF BRIEFS!

(trust me on this)


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Wear them Higs, everyone else will be next year!
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comprex wrote:
WEAR WINDPROOF BRIEFS!


That sounds extremely dangerous. I would expect that by shortly before lunch, they would have inflated sufficiently to lift me into the upper atmosphere. The risk of explosion must also be significant, all those Euro types with their ciggies in the lift queue.


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Guvnor wrote:
best paired up with a set of blades, I'd imagine

Yes with poles and a bum bag (or "fanny pack" for our American cousins)
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Higs, you could look a bit...french
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Aside from a denoting a dubious fashion sense ( wink ), I don't think any of the usual/traditional criticism stands..

By the looks of it they are not exactly standard jeans, are they?

new shape, waterproof, elastane etc etc...They're obviously designed for outdoor stuff in mind so aren't exactly comparable to run of the mill jeans..

As I said, good taste seem the only factor against.. Toofy Grin
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Frosty wrote:
Higs, you could look a bit...french


I will be in Italy - would looking French be a problem?

Maybe I should save them for Montgenevre days.


p.s. Mrs Higs is Dutch who, I've noticed, have a 'style' all of their own. The male Dutch thinks nothing of a lime green tie with an orange check shirt.
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Higs, and orange trousers and orange hat and orange...everything. (Mrs Frosty is Dutch too)
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I ski in cords - cool in every way! Cool
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Iceman skis in jeans.

Don't forget the powder puffs.
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Well I think that diamond crotch sounds just the thing. Can't think how we all cope without one of those.
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Well I think that diamond crotch sounds just the thing. Can't think how we all cope without one of those.
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Well I think that diamond crotch sounds just the thing. Can't think how we all cope without one of those.
Laughing Laughing Laughing Well spotted!
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I don't think the crotch is actually solid diamond. Or I'd be restricted to skiing in St Moritz.
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give it a go! I'd love to know how it goes, and how many people you catch trying to work out how the hell you aren't soaked through and shivering Toofy Grin aj xx
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Skied in a waterproof cape one day in sleety snow. As the day went on the temperatures dropped and the cape just fell apart bit by bit till only the hood was left...............I'd suggest you make sure you got good underwear on Toofy Grin

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flying planet wrote:
.I'd suggest you make sure you got good underwear on :-D


smart man.

richmond, you could always put a hole in the back of something like these, for safety _and_ speed.
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jeans - any reason why not?
one word: Chafing!

Are you sure you dont mean one word 'Chavving' wink
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flying planet, Welcome to snowheads .Interesting website. You may want to include the link to it in your signature.A little more subtle wink
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Well I can answer my own question now and report that they're great for skiing. I've just been for 6 days skiing. For the first three days I wore my normal (expensive) Eider ski pants, for the last three days I wore the CoLab jeans, both with thermals underneath. I didn't notice any difference between the two pairs of trousers.

There was a lot of snow around this week so I got snowed on on the lifts and was in deep powder a few times (sometimes deliberately, sometimes not). They stayed warm and dry on the inside with snow and water just shedding off the outside.

One thing that did worry me, with a button fly and deep powder (or windchill) was 'chilly willy' but I'm pleased to report no issues there.

Nothing much more to say for now. They just worked.
I guess I'll be looking to see how long the proofing lasts now, particularly as I've not washed them yet.
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Higs, Did you get any comments? With my cords I always get people asking me "Are they really ski-pants?" "Where did you get them?" "Dude, why are you skiing in cords??" etc etc...

Gotta say I have my eye on these - seems to be last years thing though, no one has stock...

http://www.hardcloud.com/product/d054601027in.asp
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red 27 wrote:
Higs, Did you get any comments?


Not one.

If people were pointing and laughing they were very subtle about it.
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Higs, Laughing they probably thought "That nutter must be hard as nails/mad as a hatter to ski in jeans, I'll keep my gob shut"
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Neat - i wish they still had them in stock - i really fancy a pair myself!

red27 - were you in 3v last week? saw a guy in cords a couple of times although never got a chance to ask how they were stayin dry!

aj xx
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Skied in jeans during school ski trips, backin the day..even with ripped knees etc..but this was late 80s when day glo tops and those round shades with leather sides were in...

so are those collab jeans good then? was thinking of getting some for moutain biking
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I've not been out mountain biking in mine yet.
They're a bit flappy round the bottom - good for ski boots, maybe not so good for chain rings.
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