"The best piece of gear I never knew I was missing." Agreed. I thought I knew what I was going to say but Stu said it best. However, if you'd like to read more... Most days I ski in a thin shell and lightweight bibs. It doesn't matter if I'm skinning or doing some resort laps. Some days though, it's real cold, or you don't want to feel like you're sitting directly on the lift's seat bear bum, or your base layers are all dirty, regardless, these shorts are the perfect missing puzzle piece. Easy to take on and off and forgot they're there. Buy one!
These shorts are my new favorite piece of gear that I never realized I needed. For years I had used multiple layers of long underwear while skiing. I always had to scrunch my long underwear above my ski boots which was very uncomfortable. Then if I got too hot there was no easy way to de-layer. The Alpha Shorts solved all the problems I used to have with baselayers for my legs. My only feedback is I wish they came out with them sooner.
Truly my favorite piece I own. A very versatile short that has filled many blank spaces in my active and leisure life. The alpha short kept me warm as a mid-layer on colder lift access days and works wonderfully as an outer layer while on windy ridges or summits while transitioning. Getting them on or off is easy with the full length double zips, and with the two snap buttons on either hip the adjustability is great. I found myself not only wearing these while skiing but around the house, walking the dog, at apres, and hanging out at camp. I cannot recommend the Alpha Short enough!
Perfect to wear under a shell pant or bib. Keeps your mid section warm. No need for a base layer underneath these bad boys. They also get some great looks apres!
Love these shorts. I’ve owned many different brands of insulated shorts but the strafe version take the cake.