Bogner Fire + Ice Borja Ski Pants Review

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Bogner Ski Pants

I’ve been on the hunt for flattering, functional snow pants and bibs

Surprisingly, they’re hard to find! And… they’re not cheap.

So I set out to try ski and snowboard clothes from all sorts of brands.

I tried everything from affordable brands, to popular name brands and even designer ski fashion brands, to see if I could find the perfect pair. Did a cute affordable ski pant exist? Do designer ski pants hold up to actual skiing? 

I’m doing quick reviews and first impressions of every ski pant and bib that I try. All the reviews are here if you want to search by brand.

Today’s review is of Bogner’s Borja ski pants for women.

 

Bogner Fire + Ice Borja Ski Pants

Available on Zappos, Bogner, Net A Porter, Shopbop, Farfetch, Backcountry & Amazon

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Bogner Ski Wear

Bogner is a European luxury ski wear brand.

Founded in Munich in 1932, Willy Bogner Sr created a company to import skis, ski equipment and Norwegian knit wear into Germany. The company became the official outfitter of the German Olympic team in 1936.

It wasn’t until his son Willy Bogner Jr and his wife Maria took over the company though that Bogner began to expand globally.

Maria designed several styles for the brand, including a stretchy stirrup pant. At the time, there wasn’t much flattering ski clothing for women so movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor began rocking the stirrup pant on the slopes. 

Willy Bogner Jr meanwhile, was a successful Olympic ski racer whose true passion lay in film making and photography. He retired from skiing to focus on the cinema, and was involved in several action films.

Most famously, Bogner Jr. coordinated ski action scenes for the 1969 Bond movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ and four other Bond films. Then in 1986 he produced ‘Fire and Ice’, which became one of the most successful sports movies of all time. 

Today, Bogner has a main luxury clothing line as well as Fire + Ice, a sportswear line.

The namesake line focuses on sweaters, shoes and luxury clothing while Fire + Ice was created to make performance and active wear.

I picked up a couple ski pants and bibs from the Fire + Ice collection and was really curious to see how they’d fit. 

 

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Bogner’s ski pants and ski bibs run about $500.

I was really curious about designer ski wear – would they fit that much better than $200 snow pants?

And would they actually be made of high quality materials and stand up to all-day skiing, or were they mostly for the après-scene?

I ordered two ski pants from Bogner, the Borja ski pants and the Zula ski pants, and also tried on the Ivie ski bib.

Here’s my first impressions and initial review of the Borja ski pants.

 

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Bogner Borja Ski Pants Review

 

Fit

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The Bogner Fire + Ice Borja pants are designed to be slim fitting.

It comes in several colors, but I opted for the white. I liked the black accents on the buttons and waist band that gave it a ‘tuxedo’ style look.

The Borja ski pants are really flattering

They have tapered legs and a really high rise design that sucks you in without being too tight or restricting. I wore a full set of base layers, top and bottom, under the ski pants and had no issue pulling these on or feeling like a stuffed sausage. 

There are also velcro hook and loops on either side of the waist, so you can tighten the pants for the perfect fit!

 

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Fabric

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The Borja ski pants are waterproof up to 10,000 mm. 

The inside is fleece lined for lightweight insulation to keep you warm, but the pants are still breathable and won’t make you overheat. 

I especially like the stretchy fabric and and seam details – they elongate your legs and lift your butt in the back! 

Compared to the Zula ski pants, the Borja’s are a bit more comfortable. They have a slightly more relaxed fit so with my base layer underneath, I don’t feel restricted wearing these (whereas I would probably size up one size for the Zula’s).

I also really love the color options and contrast accents on the waist. 

 

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Pockets

Bogner’s ski pants are made of great high quality fabric and designed to look really sleek – so I was amazed that they also managed to squeeze in 4 pockets!

There are two zippered pockets on the side, both of which are fleece lined and roomy.

On the back, you have two more pockets over the butt.

I will say – these are an extremely high rise ski pant.

They’re designed to swoop higher in the back, to block out snow and cold and they even have extra padding on the back of the waistband.

I think these would be great snowboarding pants!

 

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Legs

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The legs of the ski pants are tapered with a gentle flare at the bottom. 

There are zippers hidden in the back of the pant legs so you can expand the pants over your boots. I like how the zippers are kind of tucked away! 

The Borja’s also have rubberized snow guards to block out dampness and reinforced cuffs for durability.

I thought these pants were a great length too – a true floor length pant.

For reference, I’m wearing a US size 4 (French size 34). I think the Borja’s fit true to size

 

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Overall, I could see why Bogner's ski pants are priced at a premium. The Borja 2 women's ski pants were well designed, great quality and also looked so stylish!

If you have the budget for designer ski pants, I'd check these out. 

Shop on: Zappos, Bogner, Net A Porter, Shopbop, Farfetch, Backcountry &Amazon

 

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I posted a couple try-on hauls of all the ski wear brands that I’ve tried. You can check them out on my Youtube channel here.

I also did a livestream on Amazon Live chatting all about dressing for the cold. 

I talk about winter fashion essentials, ski gear and cute (but affordable) ski clothes that you can shop on Amazon!

Watch a recap of the video here. Make sure to follow my Amazon shop page to join future livestreams!

 

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