Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Pant
Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Pant
The Headwall Collection introduces a performance-fit to free ski outerwear for the ultimate front-side and backcountry experience. The Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Pant features a highly abrasion resistant Recycled Nylon with 4-way stretch, 20k/20k waterproof breathability, fully taped seams, and our proprietary 3/4 Step-Through™ Construction for full leg ventilation. While other brands have made gear baggier to support mobility, we built this pant with a focus on fit and stretch so you can layer and move comfortably in all conditions.
In Support of BRASS Foundation, Partners In Safety
The Bryce and Ronnie Athlete Snow Safety Foundation (BRASS) was born out of the tragic avalanche deaths of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle in Soelden, Austria, 2015 to create a legacy of changes in the culture of avalanche safety. By partnering with BRASS we are able to provide access to avalanche safety information on the hangtag of each piece in the Headwall Collection. Since so many ski racers push the limits in every way, our hope is to educate skiers moving from race environments into the backcountry.
Material feels higher quality, more durable than the Top Step pant. The stretch and the thickness of the material make it more comfortable at speed and during training. However, it is not insulated and definitely not as warm as the Top Step. For the extra price it isn't as warm as I would have expected, but definitely the quality and durability seems greater than the Top Step.
Comfortable, sharp looking, great pant all around.
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Excellent fit compared to the previous pant version. A little snugger on the legs so they don't flap as much at speed. I had them shortened as my inseam is about 29 inches. My seamstress cuts off the pant leg bottoms, leaving the snow gatter alone, but moves the pant snap and flap up where it should be.
Love the step through 3/4 leg zippers that let you open down from the hip for extra ventilation to cool down on the warmer spring days.
Waterproof zippers all around, I added longer zipper pulls so I can grasp them with my gloves on.
Rain drops pill up on the thighs when sitting in a chairlift. But the snow/ice on the chair, as it melts, goes through the stretch outer layer into my long johns, first day I wore them. Seams are all sealed, so they really need a third layer / gortex in the seat area.
Since I had them shortened, I can't return them. I was surprised by the lack of a waterproof layer on the seat since the advertising was so positive about the weatherproofing.
The pants are not insulated, so I will be needing to wear thicker longjohns for those sub 20 degree days.
For the price, I expected more weather proofing. My 2 year old Arc'teryx pants are warmer, more wind proof,and cost less than these.
Thanks for asking. Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this detailed review. We always appreciate any sort of feedback; good, bad, or indifferent. So this is extremely helpful for us so we can continue to improve. We will certainly take these comments into account and work with our product development team and factories to make sure we implement necessary improvements. In the meantime, please be on the lookout for some products to strengthen the waterproof properties of the garment. We definitely want to make sure these pants get the job done for you. So if you have any further questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks!
Obviously you don’t read your reviews I already gave one, product is good put your sizing sucks.
Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that the sizing has not been ideal for you. As a growing company we appreciate any feedback and are currently working on making our sizing charts as accurate as possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us regarding sizing on any future purchases at info.syncperformance.com
The Headwall collection is without a doubt the best ski wear I have ever used. The range of motion that I have with the jacket and pants or bibs beats anything I've ever owned before, including the supposed softshell stretch jackets. This has been a real treat for those tight tree skiing days, as well as the days when I am up and down on the snow for video at the ski races. Waterproof and blocks wind with ease and I especially like how the pants and bibs cut upwards a little in the back of the cuff at the bottom. This has eliminated my pants getting caught in my bindings when I click in or having to make sure I pull up on them as I step in. Now when I need to jump into my skis and head down the hill in a hurry at races or training, I am able to again.
SYNC knocked it out of the park with this collection and I am glad that we made the decision to purchase a set for the entire family. Sizing is also spot on for me and I also like the double latching for the pants since now I don't have to worry about a single snap popping loose while I am up and down working with race setup. :-)
Thank you so much for your review and being such a loyal customer! The whole fam looks amazing and is absolutely rocking the Headwall set up! We are happy that you are stoked on SYNC!