Review: CimAlp Bergen 3 F Nordic ski trousers
CimAlp make outdoor clothing that is designed and tested in the French Alps. CimAlp sent me the Bergen 3 F Nordic ski trousers to try.
- In-house CIMAFLEX stretch fabric
- Wind protection to 60km/ph
- Water protection to 10’000mm water pressure
- Warm fleece
- 2 side pockets
- 1 zipped back pocket
- 50 UPF
- Female fit
- Men’s 3 H version of the same trousers
- Was £83.25, now £52.35
- See: CimAlp Nordic trousers
On test: CimAlp Bergen 3 F Nordic ski trousers
The slimfit sizing is slim! I would normally buy a size small but the medium were a better fit. If you prefer your trousers to be looser than tight fitting, go for a larger size. If you are happy with tight fit, then buy your size and enjoy the stretch of the fabric.
The CimAlp CIMAFLEX fabric is really stretchy and perfect for giving great freedom of movement whether you plan to ski or walk. Because we have less skiing and more walking in Scotland, I tested them while hiking in the hills and mountains.
On the front of the trousers is a wind and water-protective fabric. The water protection is for light rain or a bit of snow, rather than a proper Scottish downpour.
The front area of the trousers is also lined for warmth. At the rear is a fleece fabric for more warmth. Yet, still the trousers are lightweight and easy to wear.
There is extra breathability when you heat up – this happens a lot when skiing and also walking uphill – thanks to front vents just under the knees. The vents are basically an open flap in the fabric, with mesh underneath.
I am not sure I would use the pockets of these trousers but I guess they might be useful for a car key or bank card.
The zips at the bottom of the legs are much more useful because they allow you to open them to get the trousers over your feet and if you need room for ski or walking boots.
The trousers are really lovely to wear and appear to be good quality and durable. They are warm, but not too warm, neat fitting but stretchy and great for a range of activities. Having the additional features of wind and water protection is useful, too.
With a price tag of just over £50 currently, I think the CimAlp trousers are a good buy.