The Sanca pants from Protest are ideal for skiers and snowboarders keen to rock the slim fitting Shaun White look and keep up with current trends.
Whilst baggy pants are all good in our book, there's something super nice about pulling on a pair of pants that have been designed to fit with modern fashion. The overall look of the Sancas is more track pant than ski pant, with bold full length side stripes and blocky colour combos we're more used to seeing in leisure wear collections.
Image-wise, they're spot on and thankfully they back it up where it really counts - on the mountain. The Sancas are part of Protest's Geotech series - the Dutch brand's most technical offering - so they're definitely fit for business. Constructed using a cosy softshell fabric, the Sancas are warm, stretchy, breathable and water-resistant up to 10,000mm. Take note, that's water-resistant, not waterproof, so you may come unstuck if you're planning on riding in high precipitation climates.
In terms of fit, we found the Medium Sancas were perfect for our size 8-10 frame. They sit just right on the hips and flair out towards the bottom for a flattering look. Rear zips at the bottom of the pants accentuate the focus on style and the two upper thigh pockets are practical enough to merit inclusion without interfering with the overall silhouette.
The Sancas may not be a super technical pant but they do what they want to do well and at £110, they're genuinely good value. First impressions are important, and if you're looking to make a statement on the hill this winter then the Sancas are a great place to start.