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We test the classically designed and deceptively simple on-piste Rocker Pant ski trousers from French brand Eider

Overall Score
Lumbar pad puts wicking warmth just where you want it
Pockets could have been deeper - but it's a minor quibble

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Eider's Rocker Pant is a traditionally shaped and featured insulated ski pant for carving the groomers in confidence and style, with the benefit of bang-up-to-date performance fabrics and manufacturing expertise.

From the moment you slip on the Rocker Pants you get a sense of quality and comfort from Eider's own four-way stretch Defender H+ fabric that boasts 20,000mm waterproofing and 20,000 mvp breathability from its polyamide and elastane mix. Seams are welded and taped to complete the seal.

Light and non-restrictive, the pants give excellent freedom of movement, helped by articulated knees, while the adjustable and removable elastic suspenders, or the fitted Velcro tab adjusters, or even your own belt through the loops, if you prefer, keep them in place at the top. At the bottom, the boot hem is kept in place and snow kept out by elasticated hem gaiters with nonslip bands.

Insulation is just right, with a layer of low-bulk but warmth-preserving 40g keeping us warm on most days, while still leaving just enough room for a baselayer on the coldest days. When you're working hard and the heat builds up, it's easy to let out steam and quickly moderate the temperature inside with the welcome and unobtrusive single-zip meshed vents on the inner thigh.

Build quality is excellent and durability will be further improved by the high-density abrasion-resistant lower leg scuff guards.

Other subtle but well-executed details include fleece-lined hand pockets with waterproof zips, powder-skirt connection loops, micro-fleece waist lining at the hips and warm, yet wicking and breathable lumbar pad that adds a touch of classy comfort at this key area.

The Rocker Pants are a classy, practical and well-featured choice with wonderful quality, comfort and attention to detail for all-day piste bashing.

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