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The Schoffel Lille ski pants are big on style but will they deliver on-mountain substance? We put them to the test to find out....

schoffel lille pants
Overall Score
Flattering cut and undeniably stylish
Unlikely to stand up to the rigours of a big burly mountain weather day

Located in the far north of France and nowhere near any mountains, the inspiration behind the naming of the Schoffel Lille ski pants is a mystery to us.

Move past the bizarre name however and you're looking at a seriously stylish pair of softshell ski pants that will appeal to those who like groomed pistes, bluebird days and long lunches in the sun.

The 2-layer waterproof and windproof Lille pants should keep you warm and dry on all but the most hostile mountain days and let's be honest, if it's a whiteout blizzard out there you're better inside sipping a vin chaud anyway.

Breathable and comfortable, the Schoffel Lille Pants are absolutely ideal for spring ski holidays when temperatures are a little warmer and the après kicks off under sunny skies. The stretchy Venturi softshell fabric means they're versatile enough to double up for winter walks, snowshoe adventures or dancing on the tables if that's your bag!

In terms of snow specific features, the Lille Ski Pants come with a few essentials such as the high waist to minimize snow invasion, waist belt loops, and integrated gaiters with gripper elastic.

In terms of fit and style, you're looking at a sleek cut that should flatter most shapes. If you're keen for max attention then go for the white colour option but just be aware that chairlifts drip oil and vin chaud stains can be seriously stubborn so black may be the more sensible choice.

At £240 the Schoffel Lille Ski Pants won't break the bank but there are other more affordable, practical options out there. Having said that if you value chic mountain elegance and tend to only venture out on fair weather days, they'll hit the spot in style.

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