The 2016 TREW Eagle Pant really changed from the 2015 and 2014 models. It’s still got the same look and fit but it has all new material/tech. The material is lighter and thinner which is good but the biggest deal is the breathability went from 20k to 40k which is a pretty massive bump. This is far above Gore-Tex and most high end tech out there. So if breathability is super important to you then this is best in class for that.
Size Tried: Medium
Weight: 195 lbs,
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
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: This felt just a touch tight around my somewhat thick upper thighs but still very wearable.
Construction: Very very well made and after 2 years of wearing it with my careful self and the not so careful Peter the pant is still intact and looking good.
Insulation/Warmth: It’s a shell with no liner but it doesn’t feel like some shell pants and has a little bit of warmth.
Waterproofing: So 20k Waterproofing with 3 layers is pretty solid. It’s a little behind high end Gore-Tex but still pretty bomb proof.
Breathability: 20k breathability is pretty good and pretty close to Gore-Tex. I felt this pant breathe pretty well but I’ve felt other tech breathe a little better. Still no slouch by any means.
Overall: Yeah the Trew Eagle Pant is more for skiiers but what a well made well thought out pant. I’m really amped on the pocket layout and feel its a great choice for someone who skis and snowboards and wants something off the beaten path.