Best Ski Pants

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 11, 2019
Ski pants are essential ski gear that you need to conquer the slopes/backcountry and have fun in the process. The best ski pants let you ride anywhere you want with comfort and poise. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The waterproof, windproof, and completely breathable Omni-Tech™ Generation Dobby 100% nylon will make sure your body heat has no issues escaping, while the rain fails to come inside. The pants are reinforced at the cuffs, making sure that the sharpest edges won't be enough to tear them apart. The articulated knees work wonders keeping the movements natural and unrestricted.

CONS

The snap closures are stiff at first. 

OUR VERDICT

Columbia Men's Bugaboo II Ski Pants are probably the best ski pants on the list for men. You'll feel comfortable and stay protected no matter the environment and conditions. At the same time, these pants are as durable as they come and will easily last for years.

detailed parameters
Best for

Men

Size

S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL (short, regular, and tall variations available)

Materials

Shell: Omni-Tech™ Generation Dobby 100% nylon

Lining: Chamois touch tricot 100% polyester

Insulation: 60g Microtemp XF II 100% polyester

Extras

Exterior adjustable waist tabs, articulated knees, snap closure, zippered hand pockets, internal leg gaiter, lower leg snap gusset, machine washable

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The 600 Denier Ballistic reinforced ankles, scuffs, and hem guards excel at holding up against daily wear and tear. The boot gaiters with these effective grippers basically form the most seamless integration with the boots to make sure to keep the warmth in and moisture out. 

CONS

The front pockets are relatively small. 

OUR VERDICT

Arctix Women's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls never quit. These overalls will make sure you're able to ski under any weather conditions. Offering complete coverage and protection from the elements, all while allowing full motion range, the overalls will let you conquer any and all slopes. 

detailed parameters
Best for

Women

Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL (short and regular variations available)

Materials

Shell: 100% Polyester Dobby ThermaLock™ fabric

Lining: 100% Polyester 210T taffeta

Insulation: 85g ThermaTech™ insulation

Extras

Reinforced ankle, scuff and hem guards, adjustable comfort suspenders with elasticized side gussets, boot zippers with O-ring, boot gaiters with grippers, machine washable

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

You can use the three zippered pockets to keep your necessities safe and always accessible. The articulated knees handle increasing mobility as well as the next ski pants. The reflective stripes at the lower legs increase your visibility on the slopes come evening/nighttime.

CONS

There aren't too many available sizes. 

OUR VERDICT

Clothin Men's Fleece-Lined Soft Shell Winter Pants are among the most attractive prospects within the budget price range. These pants are ridiculously versatile and equally suitable for hiking, climbing, skiing, ski touring, and more.

detailed parameters
Best for

Men

Size

S, M, L, XL, XXL (short, regular, and tall variations available)

Materials

Shell: Softshell™ polyester fabric

Lining: micro-fleece

Insulation: polyester

Extras

Integrated waist belt with plastic buckle, 2 zippered front and 1 zippered rear pockets, articulated knees, ankle side zips with snap tabs at cuffs, reflective stripes at the lower legs, machine washable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The 85g ThermaTech™ insulation makes these pants lightweight and as low-bulk as ski pants can be. At the same time, the insulation will be enough to keep you warm even when the weather drops below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The boot zippers will let you easily take the pants off and put them on as well as put on any boots with these pants on. 

CONS

The stitching on the bib straps is minimal. 

OUR VERDICT

Arctix Men's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls will keep you toasty warm through everyday winter activities. You'll remain comfortable no matter what. Plus, the pants are durable, machine washable, and easy to maintain.

detailed parameters
Best for

Men

Size

S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL, 5XL, 6XL (short, regular, and tall variations available)

Materials

Shell: 100% Polyester Dobby ThermaLock™ fabric

Lining: 100% Polyester 210T taffeta

Insulation: 85g ThermaTech™ insulation

Extras

Reinforced ankle, scuff and hem guards, adjustable comfort suspenders with elasticized side gussets, boot zippers with O-ring, boot gaiters with grippers, machine washable

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The triple-layer fabric reduces heat loss and offers exceptional moisture-wicking performance to make sure your skin is able to breathe with these pants on. The Velcro waistband with tabs and eyelets hugs the waist and ensures these ski pants always stay on without squeezing the waist. 

CONS

The velcro waistband is weak. 

OUR VERDICT

TSLA Women's Rip-Stop Snow Pants don't sacrifice anything. The pants are equally stylish, comfortable, and practical. The reinforced leg guards make these pants especially durable. The articulated knees provide unrestricted movement.

detailed parameters
Best for

Women

Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (short and regular variations available)

Materials

Shell: Duratex™ polyester fabric

Lining: antistatic polyester fabric

Insulation: polyester

Extras

2 zippered front and 1 zippered rear pockets, 2 cargo pockets with velcros, articulated knees, ankle side zips with snap tabs at cuffs, reinforced Leg guards, machine washable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Columbia Bugaboo

Keeping the Movements Natural

Bugaboo is a questionable name but there's nothing questionable about Columbia Men's Bugaboo II Ski Pants aside from the name.

First and foremost, the waterproof, windproof, and completely breathable Omni-Tech™ Generation Dobby 100% nylon will keep you nice and comfortable outdoors in wet and windy conditions. Your body heat will have no issues escaping, while the rain will fail to come inside.

The insulated ski pants are reinforced at the cuffs, making sure that the sharpest edges won't be enough to tear them apart. At the same time, the articulated knees work wonders keeping the movements natural and unrestricted.

Critically seam-sealed, these pants incorporate an internal leg gaiter as well as reinforced cuff guards that increase protection and the product's durability to withstand serious everyday abuse.

Apart from that, these ski pants incorporate multiple adjustable sections, from the external waist adjustment to the internal gaiters, so you'll be able to make them fit snug and comfortable no matter what.

The only issue we have with the updated model is that the snap closures are somewhat stiff at first.

Besides that, Columbia Men's Bugaboo II Ski Pants are probably the best pants on the list for men. You'll feel comfortable and stay protected no matter the environment and conditions. At the same time, these pants are as durable as they come and will easily last for years.

Review of Columbia Bugaboo Waterproof Ski Pants

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Arctix Women's Essential

Ski Under any Conditions

Arctix Women's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls aren't necessarily the best-looking pants but they're definitely up there with the best overalls.

Offering complete coverage and protection from the elements, all while allowing full motion range, the pants' DWR finish excels at repelling water from the fabric surface.

Meanwhile, the 600 Denier Ballistic reinforced ankles, scuffs, and hem guards work wonders holding up against daily wear and tear.

The adjustable suspenders pretty much guarantee a perfect fit, while the elasticized side gussets let you exercise maximum motion.

Down there, the boot gaiters with these effective grippers basically form the most seamless integration with the boots to make sure to keep the warmth in and moisture out.

85g ThermaTech™ insulation makes these overalls lightweight but, at the same time, warm enough to tackle the slopes under any weather conditions. Meanwhile, the 100% polyester Dobby ThermaLock™ fabric makes the product wind- and water-resistant too.

The front pockets quit too soon, that's the only gripe we have with these overalls.

Setting these pockets aside, Arctix Women's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls never quit. These overalls will make sure you're able to ski under any weather conditions.

Review of Arctix Women's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls

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Clothin Fleece-Lined

Functional Pants

Clothin Men's Fleece-Lined Soft Shell Winter Pants are almost too affordable considering how well these things stack up against the pants' more expensive competition.

The Softshell™ polyester exterior incorporates the most effective water-repellent finish to cut the wind and, needless to say, repel rain and snow.

Meanwhile, the micro-fleece lining brings warmth, next-to-skin comfort, and exceptional moisture-wicking performance to make sure the skin is able to breathe but stay nice and warm at the same time.

Functionality-wise, these pants leave pretty much no room for complaints. They come equipped with three zippered pockets that you can use to keep your necessities safe and always accessible. The articulated knees handle increasing mobility as well as the next softshell pants.

Moreover, the ankle side zips with these snap tabs at the cuffs accommodate different ski boots and make sure you're able to easily slip the pants on and off, while the reflective stripes at the lower legs increase your visibility on the slopes come evening/nighttime.

When all is said and done, Clothin Men's Fleece-Lined Soft Shell Winter Pants remain the most attractive prospect within the budget price range. These pants are especially versatile and equally suitable for hiking, climbing, skiing, ski touring, and more.

Review of Clothin Fleece-Lined Water and Wind-Resistant Pants

 

Arctix Men's Essential

Feeling Nice and Comfortable

Arctix Men's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls are not about looking good. These overalls are all about feeling good.

The 85g ThermaTech™ insulation makes these pants lightweight and as low-bulk as ski pants can be. At the same time, the insulation will be enough to keep you warm even when the weather drops below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Of course, feeling good and comfortable is as much about staying nice and warm as it is about movement. That's where the elasticized side gussets come in. Increasing motion range, the overall with these adjustable comfort suspenders make sure the fit is perfect and the movements are as unrestricted as they can be.

These are durable pants. The company's 600 Denier Ballistic tech has been used to reinforce ankles, scuffs, and hem guards. This way, these parts make the pants resistant against everyday wear and tear.

The boot zippers will let you easily take these ski bibs off and put them on as well as put on any boots with these pants on. Meanwhile, the O-rings are perfect for storing/safeguarding keys, gloves, and/or lift tickets.

Wrapping things up, Arctix Men's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls will keep you toasty warm through everyday winter activities. You'll remain comfortable no matter what. Plus, the pants are durable, machine washable, and easy to maintain.

Review of Arctix Men's Essential Insulated Bib Overalls

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TSLA Rip-Stop

Unrestricted Movement

TSLA Women's Rip-Stop Snow Pants are stylish, reliable, and as long-lasting as ski pants come.

We've seen pretty much everything these pants have to offer before but we've no issues with that. The pants are not here to surprise - they're here to keep you looking good and feeling comfortable at the same time.

The Duratex™ polyester shell makes these things wind- and water-resistant. At the same time, the triple-layer fabric reduces heat loss and offers exceptional moisture-wicking performance to make sure your skin is able to breathe with these pants on.

The Velcro waistband with tabs and eyelets hugs the waist and ensures these ski pants always stay on without squeezing the waist. The only issue here is that the waistband is pretty weak and begins to lose its strength after some time.

On the flip side, these women's ski pants are extremely practical and functional. In addition to the standard two zippered front pockets, these pants come equipped with two cargo pockets and one zippered rear pocket. You'll be able to separate different items and keep various essentials safe and secure.

Long story short, TSLA Women's Rip-Stop Snow Pants don't sacrifice anything. The pants are equally stylish, comfortable, and practical. The reinforced leg guards make these pants especially durable. The articulated knees provide unrestricted movement.

Review of TSLA Rip-Stop Windproof Ski Pants

 

What Are Ski Pants?

Skiing is fun. As far as winter activities go, skiing and snowboarding are more fun than pretty much anything you can do when it is barely 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside. You should definitely consider giving skiing a try if you haven't already.

Before that, however, make sure to stock up on ski gear. Without the right gear, you won't be able to enjoy skiing as much as you would with it. Start with ski pants. There's nothing difficult about choosing the right ski pants.

First and foremost, make sure that the outer shell is wind- and water-resistant to let you ski under any weather conditions. Then, look at the lining and insulation. When the weather drops below ~25 degrees Fahrenheit, you'll need that insulation to keep you warm on the slopes and especially on the lifts.

After that, it is all about smaller details that nevertheless can make pants as much as break them. At least two zippered pockets have to be there to let you keep your essentials safe and easily accessible. Boot gaiters are pretty much essential too since these things keep you dry and comfortable and let you easily put the boots on and take them off.

After choosing the right ski pants, you can (and should) look into ski helmets and ski goggles.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-11 10:38:32