Product: Burton Cargo
Recommended Retail Price: $164 (USD)
Rating Score: 89/100
In this men’s snowboarding pants review I will take a look at the Burton Cargo Snowboard Pants.
The Cargo’s come in 3 varieties but all 3 are virtually the same except for their fit.
- Burton Cargo Sig Fit (baggier looser fitting)
- Burton Cargo Mid Fit (more tailored fit but still pretty loose for layering)
- Burton Cargo Sig Fit Tall (sig fit but longer in the legs)
O.k. let’s take a look at the details.
There are two factors I look at for waterproofing. The first is the material’s waterproofness and then the sealing of the seams.
The Cargo’s have a fabric waterproof rating of 10,000mm. This is the minimum I would go with but it’s certainly enough for most riders in most conditions. The pants I currently own have 10,000mm waterproofing and I’ve never had any issues.
Fabric Waterproofness score = 4/5
One great thing about Burton pants is that they are always (from all the pants I’ve seen anyway) fully seam sealed – and the Cargo’s are no exception.
Seam Sealing Score = 5/5
Breathability is the next most important thing to waterproofing in my opinion and the Cargo’s fabric breathability rating of 10,000k is perfectly fine.
Again, this is what my own snow pants have and they do a good job of keeping things aired out so things don’t get too sweaty. On very hot days I’ve wished for a little more but usually this is definitely sufficient.
Fabric Breathability Score = 4/5
Jacket to Pant Interface
Connecting the pants to the jacket has a couple of advantages
- It helps to keep the snow out of the pants; and
- It helps prevent the pants from sliding down and the jacket from riding up
The Cargo’s have this connection – and while this isn’t a complicated thing (and isn’t a must have) it is definitely a nice-to-have feature.
Jacket/Pant Interface = 5/5
Want to keep the snow out at the bottom end of your pants? Well that’s where gaiters come in. They also help to keep things warm on colder days. The Cargo’s also have gaiters. Most but not all snow pants do.
Gaiter Score – 5/5
Venting is another way to help with the breathability of your snowboard pants to help keep the air flowing on those hotter days particularly during spring and fall riding.
The Cargo’s have mesh-lined zippered vents on the inner thighs to keep things cool when needed and can be zipped up on colder days.
Venting Score – 5/5
With 2 large cargo pockets, 2 hand pockets (microfleece lined to warm the hands) and 2 back pockets there is plenty of storage space on the Cargo’s.
Pocket’s score = 5/5
- Waist adjustment
- Cuff elevators (to keep the bottom of the pants out of mud when needed)
- Articulated knees (for a better fit and better movement)
- Lift pass o-ring
Final Score for Burton’s Cargos
See how the Cargo’s scored overall in the table below.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|Waterproofing (seams sealed):||5.0||20/20|
|Jacket to Pants Interface:||5.0||5/5|
Value for Money
And perhaps the most important part of the review is my value for money test.
If you’ve read any of my reviews before you’ll know that I like to compare any product I review to other products that are made to do the same thing.
So, out of all the snowboard pants that I looked at:
- The average score was 82/100
- The average price was $197
The Cargo’s score way above the average score and are a good $33 below the average price. In my books that’s a big thumbs up for value for money.
Burton’s Cargos are extremely popular snow pants – and it’s easy to see why. You get great performance at a really reasonable price.
More Info, Current Prices and User Reviews
If you want to learn more about Burton’s Cargo snowboarding pants and check for current prices at a couple of different stores (always worth checking to see if anyone has a cheaper price right!), then check out the links below.
- Burton Cargo Sig Fit at the-house.com
- Burton Cargo Sig Fit at backcountry.com
- Burton Cargo Mid Fit at the-house.com
- Burton Cargo Mid Fit at evo.com
- Burton Cargo Tall Fit at the-house.com
- Burton Cargo Tall Fit at evo.com
Thanks for Reading
I hope this review has given you some helpful info on Burton’s Cargos and has helped in your hunt for snowboard gear. Any questions or comments are always welcome in the comments section below.