- Price: £210 / €240
- Waterproofing: 20,000mm
- Breathability: 15,000g
Despite being the pants of choice for Tyler Chorlton, the Horsefeathers Korbu snowboard pants are, thankfully, not as baggy as the insanely oversized sweatpants the man used to don between shreds. Naturally there’s a bit more tech on display here, too…
The Horsefeathers Korbu snowboard pants are from the Tyler-designed ‘Addicted To Powder’ series, so you can bet they’ve been put through the ringer in the backcountry during the R&D stage. One feature that should please the pow-lovers is the waist gaiter, which forms an impenetrable seal at the top of the pants. If that’s not your thing, however, it’s easily removable.
Those serious about venturing further afield shouldn’t settle for less than fully taped seams, like the ones you’ll find here. They’re also breathable enough for long tours or backcountry kicker sessions, when the sweat built up from hiking needs to escape pronto in order to keep you comfortable.
"The Korbu pants are from the Tyler-designed ‘Addicted To Powder’ series, so you can bet they’ve been put through the ringer in the backcountry during the R&D stage"
These are ‘shell’ pants, meaning they don’t have any built-in insulation. Don a pair of thermals underneath if it’s going to be a cold one, but otherwise there’s a lot to enjoy about riding solely in a lightweight layer. In the unlikely event that you’re still too warm, the mesh-backed vents give you the option for a blast of refreshment as you ride.
The size range runs from Small right the way up to Double XL, so getting the right fit for you is easy - especially when you factor in the tailored leg shaping and adjustable waistband.
"The size range runs from Small right the way up to Double XL, so getting the right fit for you is easy - especially when you factor in the tailored leg shaping and adjustable waistband"
You can avoid scuffing the bottom of your pants thanks to an easy-to-use drawstring system on the back of each leg. They’re already pretty tough, though, boasting durable Cordura material.
Two minimal cargo pockets give you extra stashing options, and a handy key clip can save you from an awkward conversation with your driving buddy at the end of the day. It may not seem like a deal-breaker, but with so much outerwear to choose from, it’s that kind of attention to detail that can make all the difference.
In short, the Horsefeathers Korbu snowboard pants have everything the committed rider needs, and more.