Burton Snow Pants
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 of every snow pant and bib that I try. All the reviews are here if you want to search by brand.
Today’s review is of the Burton Gloria snow pants.
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Burton is a snowboarding company created by Jake Burton Carpenter in 1977, out of a barn in Vermont.
He was a huge champion of snowboarding and led the campaign for local ski resorts to open their lifts to snowboard riders. Burton played a monumental role in transforming snowboarding for a backyard hobby to a world-class sport.
Today, Burton makes all sorts of state of the art products for snowboarders – from the boards themselves to boots, bindings and of course clothing and outerwear.
The company dominates the snowboard equipment industry and also owns a number of popular other brands like Anon Optics (snow goggles), Analog (outerwear) and Foursquare (snowboards).
Jake Burton recently passed away in 2019, but if you’re interested in learning more about the founder and snowboarding, there’s a documentary about his life on HBO Max.
I’m primarily looking for ski clothes, but I was curious about the fit of Burton’s bibs and pants. While there are certain features snowboarders might look for in pants compared to skiers, for the most part snow pants are snow pants.
One of the main reasons I was curious about Burton is that they’re a sustainable outerwear company and a Certified B Corp.
All their fabrics are Bluesign approved, meaning the fabrics are made in safe work environments, strive for sustainability and are made in facilities that reduce their manufacturing impact on the environment.
Here’s my fit review and first impressions of the Gloria snow pant.
Burton Gloria Pants
Although Burton makes snow pants geared towards snowboarders, I was curious to try them out.
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t all that different after all, and a good pair of waterproof snow pants should be universal.
Burton Gloria Insulated Snow Pants Review
Burton’s Gloria snow pant is a slim fit design.
They’re a low rise fit, which I wasn’t expecting. You can see in the photos that they sit lower than my base layer bottoms, which personally felt uncomfortable to me.
I prefer mid or high rise pants in general, because I’m no longer used to wearing low rise jeans haha. If you like a lower rise, these would be a great option since I don’t typically see snow pants like this!
They do curve a little higher in the back, like all great snowboarding pants, to keep out snow and wetness when you sit or fall.
I thought the Burton Gloria pants were slightly large in the waist and slightly loose in the thighs. The pants didn’t fit me that well – I think they would be better on someone with curvier hips or bigger thighs.
The Gloria snow pants are available in different fabric types – from regular water resistant to GORE-TEX as well as insulated fleece lined.
I went with the GORE-TEX option which is a double layer shell that’s entirely waterproof and windproof yet still breathable.
These are a great fabric – slim fitting but still comfortable enough to wear base layers underneath. They have DryRide technology so you don’t have to worry about snow and cold as you fly down the mountain.
Fully taped seams keep moisture from sneaking in, and a breathable lining that stretches and moves with you.
I love the color – it’s a cool toned pale blue that looks grey or lavender depending on the light. It comes in a decent size range, from xxs to xl.
There’s a belt loop at the waist band, a zip fly and button closure plus two medium hand pockets in front.
In the back, there are flap close pockets as well as additional cargo pockets placed diagonally on each leg that velcro shut.
The legs have inner thigh zippers with a mesh lining, so you can quickly release heat if it gets warm out.
Like all great snow pants, these have an elastic gaiter to fit over your boots and keep out snow as well as anti-scuff cuffs for reinforced durability.
Zippers at the sides of the legs let you easily expand the pants to fit over your boots, while still maintaining the slim cut design.
I also appreciate that Burton offers its snow pants and bibs in different lengths.
The Gloria snow pants are available in short, regular or tall inseams. I’m wearing the XS regular and at 33.5″, I think the legs are a great length!
They’re just slightly longer than most snow pants which is great for anyone around 5’6″ or 5’7″.
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Ski Wear Haul
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.
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