Hello and welcome to my review of the Thirty Two Blahzay snowboard pants.
As is tradition here at SnowboardProfiles.com the Blahzay snow pants will be given a rating out of 100. This is not an exact science but will reflect the specs of the pants including:
I will also make a call at the end whether or not the Blahzay’s are value for money.
The Blahzay’s Overall Rating
Product: 32 Blahzay
Recommended Retail Price: $189 (USD)
Rating Score: 89/100
O.k. let’s take a look at some of the details.
Like with snowboard jackets there are two main factors for the waterproofness of snow pants.
The first is the waterproofness of the fabric of the pants and the second is the sealing of the seams.
The Blahzay’s are rated as having waterproofness of 10,000mm. This is pretty decent and this is what the pants that I currently own have.
If you want to be extra careful then 15,000 – 20,000mm is better but I personally find 10,000 is enough (and you have to pay more for 15,000-20,000 and I’m way too cheap for that!)
Fabric Waterproofness score = 4/5
If the seams aren’t properly sealed then water can still get in no matter the waterproofness of the fabric.
Thankfully the Blahzay’s have fully sealed seams so water won’t be sneaking it’s way in via the seams.
Seam Sealing Score = 5/5
The Blahzay’s have a fabric breathability rating of 10,000k.
Again this is what my current pants have and they seem to breathe pretty well. Now you can get higher ratings that will do an even better job – but you usually pay a bit more. 10,000k does a pretty good job – this is the minimum I would go for but definitely does the job.
Fabric Breathability Score = 4/5
Connections between pants and jacket can be handy to ensure that you don’t get any unwanted snow down your pants!
This wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me but it’s definitely a nice to have.
The Blahzay does have a connection system so that’s all good.
Jacket/Pant Interface = 5/5
Want to keep snow from making its way into the pants from the bottom? Then having gaiters on the bottom of the boot is a great spec to have.
The Blahzays do have boot gaiters. Most snow pants do have them but it’s a good thing to look out for. I wouldn’t personally buy snowboarding pants without them.
Gaiters Score = 5/5
Another great way to keep your pants breathing especially on hot days is having venting.
The Blahzay’s have mesh lined venting. This is also something that is common on snow pants but it’s a nice feature to have to keep things dry from the inside out (i.e. when you’re sweating).
The Blahzay’s venting is on the inner thighs and is zipped so you can unzip them on hot days and zip them up on those colder days.
Venting Score – 5/5
Pockets is another area that wouldn’t make or break a pair of snowboard pants if I was choosing. But that’s because I tend not to use my pant pockets much when I’m riding (I use the jacket pockets more). But I do tend to use them around the resort when not riding so they’re definitely handy to have. And you might use them differently than I do.
But that’s not an issue with the Blahzay’s as they have 6 pockets in total. Two cargo pockets, two side pockets (lined hand warmer pockets) and 2 back pockets.
Pocket’s score = 5/5
Below are some other features of the Blahzay.
- Nice relaxed fit: Meaning you can layer underneath on the cold days and it also gives you more maneuverability than with tighter fitting pants
- Level 2 Meshed Liner
- Adjustable waist
- Snap Lift Cuffs: To keep your pants from dragging on the ground when you’re not riding
The Blahzay’s Final Score
O.k. let’s see how the Blahzay’s did 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|
The only improvements that I could think of for these pants is by having slightly higher fabric waterproofing and breathability ratings – but this would then hike the price up so if this is your price range then these are a great buy.
Value for Money
Well I think I gave away whether or not I think these are value for money in the last line above.
So, yes these pants are definitely value for money.
To put the Blahzay’s in perspective, out of all of the snowboarding pants that I looked at:
- The average score was 82.3/100
- The average price was $197
The Blahzay’s are $8 cheaper than the average price and a good bit above the average score. In my books that spells value.
More info, current price and user reviews
For more on the Blahzay’s plus their current prices at a couple of different places (they will sometimes go for less than the recommended retail or they might be on sale) and some user reviews to get some opinions from others, check out the links below.
Thanks for Reading
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