ThirtyTwo Essex Slim Snowboard Pant Review

ThirtyTwo Essex Slim Snowboard Pant Review

Fit: Slim Fit – Regular fit on the waist, low rise, slim fit through the thigh, articulated and tailored knee for a trim engineered fit.

Fabric:10K/10K Workwear chino styling. Workwear inspired 100% Nylon flat finish directional stretch heavy twill for high abrasion durability.

Tech Features

  • Fully Taped Seams
  • Jacket to Pant Snap Connection
  • 32 Repel 2-Layer Shell
  • Tailored and Articulated Thigh and Knees
  • Mesh Lined Vents
  • Brushed Tricot Lined Handwarmer Pockets
  • Boot Zip Gussets
  • Cargo Flap Back Pockets
  • Stretch Boot Gaiter with Lace Hook

Review Date: December 2017- March 2018
Rider specs: 6’0″ pant size: Large (Sexton colorway – Black)
Intended Use: Snowboarding, snow sports


ThirtyTwo Essex Slim Snowboard pant reviewThe ThirtyTwo Essex Slim snowboard pant was inspired and designed for team rider, Joe Sexton. He prefers his pants slimmer down by the knee. This was my first time wearing a true slim fit snowboard pant. I am pretty active on a mountain bike during the warmer months of the year so I have fairly muscular quadriceps. I found the Essex pant to fit pretty tight in the knee/thigh area but the directional stretch twill allowed movement without restriction. The waist in the Essex fits as you’d expect and is easily adjusted with the Velcro waist adjustments.  It also has ThirtyTwo’s jacket to pant snap connection system, which really aids in keeping snow out on those deep days.

The Essex pant is rated at 10K waterproofing and breathability, and kept me dry even in mixed conditions late in the season. The mesh-lined leg vents allow you to dump ample heat on those warm spring days and are easy to zip with a glove or mitten.

The Essex Slim pant was designed as a shell pant and does not have insulation, so you will need to layer underneath. I found just a typical base layer pant was sufficient on most days.

Like all the Thirtytwo products we’ve tested, the style stands out on these pants. The workwear inspired chino look provides great style. The heavy twill outer has proven to be very durable and shows very minimal signs of wear after a long season’s worth of use.

Overall, the Essex Slim provides ample protection from the elements, great mobility, and style for an entry-level price of $165.


  • Comfortable fit
  • Rugged
  • Great for layering and using in most conditions
  • Price
  • Style


  • A little tight in the knee & thighs
Price:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Design:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)