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Burton 2L Gore-Tex Cargo 2015 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton 2L Gore-Tex Cargo Pant is there for riders who ride a bunch in varying weather and need some solid waterproofing at a very reasonable price.

2015 Burton Gore-Tex Cargo Pant Review

Size Tried: Medium
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 195 lbs,
Waist 33”
Hips 42”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
Calves 17”
Turn On’s: Size M pants that fit well around my thighs, Riding with Friends, Open Roads, new gear and especially my wife.
Turn Off’s: M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.

Fit: Burton keeps tightening the pant legs and especially so in the thigh region.  It’s now to the point where these pants don’t fit me any more.  The 2014’s were pants that I would wear a lot but I actually have trouble walking with the 2015’s because they are so tight around my thighs.  They restrict my stride now and this is when I’m out of shape in the summer. As they get bigger in the winter I don’t think I’ll even be able to get my leg through.  So if you have medium to big thighs like I do these pants are no longer a go. If you have smaller thighs then they will work.  I’m really bummed they don’t fit because I love the pocket scheme and the all around look of the Pant.  I just wish that Burton didn’t think everyone has thin legs.  It’s getting to the point where I can’t wear most of Burton’s line of pants.

Construction: Love Burton’s construction and these pants feel like they will hold up for a long time.

Insulation/Warmth: Again the pants are thick for just having a taffeta like lining and they give you a little more warmth than a traditional shell. They are still a bit shy when it comes to the same type of pants with a mapped fleece lining but I like how they work.

Waterproofing: Outstanding waterproofing that really helps keep you dry in everything from wet snow to rain.

Breathability: I’m not overwhelmed by the breathability but it does a pretty good job and it’s no slouch.

Overall: My thighs (from snowboarding) are just too thick for the 2015 Burton Gore-Tex Cargo pants but otherwise these are very well made and should work for people with normal to skinny legs.

 

2014 Burton Gore-Tex Cargo Pant Review.

The 2014 Burton 2L Cargo Pant is a great pant that was a touch tight but still made it a lot of fun to ride in.  They lasted me for a season and now Peter has em in his destructive hands. Despite that they made it through the 2015 season.

It’s a pretty thick 2 Layer pant that has Gore-Tex so it shields you from the elements and it’s pretty warm for a shell with a liner.  It’s more of a mountain pant than a backcountry pant. It’s not baggy but it’s more of a normal fit compared to many of the other pants in Burton’s line. It’s called Sig Fit and it usually works for my thicker thighs. If you run thick like I do this is the call. This isn’t a high end Gore-Tex liner but it’s still Gore-Tex. It’s probably at around 20k-25k waterproofing and around 20k breathability.

Size Tried: Medium
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 190 lbs,
Waist 33”
Hips 42”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
Calves 17”
Turn On’s: Size M pants that fit well around my thighs, Riding with Friends, Open Roads, new gear and especially my wife.
Turn Off’s: M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.

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Type

Soft Shell

Waterproofing

Insulation Type

Insulation Fill

Liner Type

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Layer Count

2 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

Company Breathability Rating

Manufactured in

China

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Great

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Poor