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The Weissach pants are straight shooters as far as ski pants go. They give you everything you need and nothing you don't.

Schoffel Weissach W Ski Pants
Best for
Performance piste skiing
Overall Score
Just the right blend of performance and comfort
Nit-picking but a few more pockets would be useful

Offering a 10,000 mm water column and 10,000 g/m2/24hr breathability the Weissach Pants are middle of the road as far as ski pant specs go, but those figures are quite impressive considering how soft the fabric is. Add a slender 60g of insulation which adds warmth without bulk, and you've got a seriously comfortable pair of ski pants.

The waistband is very secure thanks to dual poppers and clip and velcro adjusters. The addition of chunky belt loops means that you can wear a belt if you need to, but we find it unnecessary on these ski pants. There are just two zipped hand pockets, these feature water-resistant zip coatings and are deep enough to keep your hands warm or swallow a bit of kit.

Four-way stretch in the material means that the pants articulate really easily, and this is helped by sewn in articulation around the knees. At the ankles you'll find a zip to just the width to get the trousers over your boots plus an elasticated gaiter to keep them there. A small area of reinforced material protects against abrasion, but this is quite low profile and blends in nicely with the surrounding material and colours.

The fit is baggy enough for high-intensity skiing, but it is still straight-legged and not overly baggy like freeride pants can be. This lends itself well to comfort and style for piste skiing.

Schoffel ski gear is very well made and is designed to last so the £200 price tag represents good value for money.

Overall, a solid option for performance piste skiing.

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