Spyder Glissade Hybrid Pants – Warm and Comfortable
Spyder Glissade Hybrid Pants
Keep warm and be comfortable in Spyder’s Glissade Hybrid pants (MSRP $149). Highly versatile, you’ll find yourself continually reaching for the teched out Glissade Hybrid pants for their amazing warmth and unparalleled comfort.
Don’t put away your winter clothing just yet! In fact, with some creativity, you might find yourself using certain pieces well into warmer months
Although it is late spring, the season still brings with it some of the snowiest months in Colorado.
Spyder Glissade Hybrid Pants Review
Best described as a technical version of your favorite lounge pants, the modern jogger-style pants with elasticized waistband and drawcord adjustment are supremely comfortable. They’re the lazy pants you choose when you absolutely have to go out and you don’t want the bother of wearing baselayers.
80g of Primaloft Black Insulation keeps your legs toasty warm (basically a puffy jacket for your legs!) in some of the coldest conditions. I get cold easily, so these are an answer to my prayers.
Ultra soft 360° stretch polyester mélange fleece provides flexibility for the ultimate mobility in all activities, while PFC-Free DWR coating provides minimal protection in light conditions. Conveniently zippered side pockets are surprisingly deep and keep hands warm and small items handy.
Because of my short stature and despite strategically placed panels, the slim fit Glissade Hybrids don’t appear as flattering on me as they would someone taller and slimmer. But when I’m cold and want to be warm and comfy, it’s not about how they appear on my body. It’s how they feel and how often I use them for multiple and varied activities.
Insulated pants for bikepacking and other activities
While they can be used as an insulating layer underneath shell ski pants, they’re also great on their own for jogging, short snowshoe hikes, long rides to the mountains, walking the dog, winter camping, and just lounging around the hut or lodge for apres ski.
Additionally, in recent years, insulated pants like the Glissade have been embraced by ultra endurance adventure bike packers doing events such as the Trans Am Bike Race and the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
When riding the mountain sections of the routes, many riders prefer to use a bivy sack instead of taking the time and energy to set up a tent. Supremely comfortable, insulated pants help keep them warm when temperatures drop in the evenings.
The ultimate in technical athleisure, Spyder’s Glissade Hybrid pants are ideal for late winter/early spring, but would be welcome for minimalist bike packing or camping in high elevations throughout the year.
Dr. Of Stoke
Freelance writer, bicyclist, outdoor recreation enthusiast, social justice advocate, and mom to her furbaby, Utah the Adventure Dog.
A Colorado native, Kate considers the outdoors her mother ship. She brings her passion for bicycling, the environment, and issues of diversity to her writing. Her primary outdoor recreation activities are mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, camping, peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers, road cycling, and Nordic skiing. After suffering two major knee injuries within four years, Kate hopes to return to alpine skiing next season.
Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University and later an MSEd and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University. In addition to her education, Kate’s background serving on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and experience working for non-profits and bicycle sales well position her to bring depth and understanding to the complex changes currently taking place in the outdoor recreation industry.
We also heard she has a (slight) obsession for blue heelers.