Eider Spencer GTX C-Knit Pant review. OnTheSnow reviewed this pant as part of its men's 2015/2016 Pants Buyers' Guide.


Favorite Features: The Spencer GTX C-Knit Pant is built rough, in case you tumble. Kevlar ankle cuffs and a 3-layer GORE-TEX membrane are just a few of the many features that make this a backcountry go-to. The stretch bib, which zips out, is a nice touch and works well with the comfortable suspenders. We love the extra-long leg vents, which allow for unparalleled breathability during long marches to the top. Other highlights include leg gaiters, adjustable waistband and connection loops for a powder skirt.


Room for Improvement: The center zipper, located on the bib, seems a bit unnecessary and adds an extra moving part susceptible to malfunction in frigid temps.


Fit: The medium (U.S. M) tested fit tight on someone who normally wears a large; should be plenty of room and a true to size fit. The bib and suspender system was comfortable and didn’t inhibit range of motion.


Manufacturer Description: Ideal for big mountain skiers, the Spencer Pant uses the new 3-layer GORE-TEX C-Knit membrane, providing the ultimate in weatherproofing protection, with high levels of breathability and a soft hand. The removable/zip-off bib is constructed with a breathable stretch fabric so it moves with you, both on the uphill and when you’re making your way down. Burly Kevlar reinforced ankle cuffs assure durability, providing protection against boot, ski, and crampon damage, and extra-long side leg vents permit airflow when you’re heating up. Adjustable and removable suspenders, cargo pockets, and pre-shaped knees are just a few more details that combine to make the Spencer Pants a top performing, bomber ski pant.