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OOSC 1080 women’s ski pants review: funky colours, fully snowproof, and extra padding in the rear

The pastel-pretty OOSC 1080 women’s ski pants go to the top of the style rankings, but they’re also snow roof and comfy enough to tackle long ski days

OOSC 1080 Ski Pant
(Image: © OOSC)

Our Verdict

These pastel-pretty ski pants, made from recycled bottles, are snowproof and comfy enough to wear from first lift to last lift on your next resort holiday.

For

  • Great looks and fit
  • Fully snowproof
  • Lovely warm fleece-lined rear
  • Recycled materials

Against

  • Slim cut and colors may not suit everyone
  • Curvier skiers may need to size up

OOSC 1080: first impressions

The OOSC 1080 comes from a collection defined by its bright colors, funky patterns and general sense of fun. The 1080 ski pant, available in a range of pastel colorways, is no exception – so if you fancy standing out in the snow, then these might be for you. 

These pants may stand out for being pretty, but they still mean business in the snow, with 10,000mm of waterproofing and taped seams to keep water at bay from first lift to last lift.

But how did they fare on test for our best women’s ski pants buying guide? Read on…

Specifications

RRP: $233 (US) / £175 (UK)
• Waterproofing: Recycled polyester (10,000mm HH)
• Insulation: Yes
• Sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL
• Colors: Pink / Lilac / Mint / Black / Peach / Leopard Print
• Compatibility: Style-focussed skiers will love these sustainable pants for resort skiing

OOSC 1080: on the slopes

On test we loved the fit of these ski pants. They sit high at the waist (adjustable with Velcro) and are on the slim side without looking too figure-hugging, but still offer good flexibility of movement at the hips and knees. They feature what OOSC proudly call a “comfy bum” lined with fleece (great for sitting on long gondolas or for stopping for an alfresco snow picnic). 

The outer material feels tough and durable enough to last, and these pants are also fully recycled from plastic bottles for extra eco points (check out some other eco-friendly outdoor brands).

If you want to go matchy-matchy, OOSC sell color-coordinating jackets and base layers, although the lighter shades will need more care to keep them from looking dirty than the black versions. 

These pants do fit snugly, and curvy women may need to go for a size up, but the adjustable waist of the 1080 pants means that you’ll still get a good snug fit around your hips and waist if you do. 

An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.