The Ski Channel Gear Review: Saga Anomie Pants 09/10

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 11, 2010 9:04 am


Saga, though a relatively new outerwear company, is already being worn at ski resorts around the world.  Their grassroots approach and the unique styling of their outerwear have quickly made them a favorite among young skiers.  But do they stand up to the test?  We here at The Ski Channel recently found out.

The first thing you notice when you put on the Anomie pants is Saga’s trademark fit.  These pants are huge!  We tried the XL and believe me, even if you are well over six feet tall these pants will provide ample space for your legs to move around in.  However, Saga’s clever elastic straps inside the waistline will ensure a snug fit so your pants stay on no matter how hard you are charging.

The Anomie boasts an impressive 20,000mm waterproof rating with taped seams, and even on a slushy spring day the pants stayed dry until we were ready to hit the lodge for some après-ski.  The liner features a plush fabric that makes you feel nice and toasty, but does not include Velcro or a button at the cuff.  The shell material is also slightly thin so care should be taken to avoid rips and tears.  If the Anomie pants have you feeling a little too warm, there is no need to worry.  Saga features possibly the largest vents this reviewer has ever seen on a pair of ski pants, with one on each side of the leg for a total of four.

So if you are looking for an affordable pair of ski pants with a technical, baggy fit and a high waterproof rating, then the Saga Anomie pants might be for you.  Pick up a pair today or stay tuned for the release of Saga’s new 10/11 Anomie suit which is currently on pre-sale.