Ski pants for every taste and budget
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1. Atomic Ridgeline Flex pant, £250
This features light Primaloft Silver insulation along with Thermaflect for extra warmth in crucial areas. There’s a snow-gaiter, reinforced scuff guards and a soft tricot liner.
AirShield makes these pants wind and water resistant, while still being incredibly breathable. Expect a comfortable ride with fleece lining throughout, powder cuffs and a jean-like fit.
3. Animal Villarz pant, £100
Snap this into your snowskirt for a mountain-beating set-up. There’s zipped inner leg venting, a snow gaiter and fleece-lined pockets. It’s waterproof to 8K, and there’s 100g of insulation in the ergonomically shaped legs.
4. Armada Shadow Pant, £160
These slouchy pants boast 10K waterproofing, yet still retain breathability. Need more air? Just open up the mesh-lined inner leg vents. Lower boot gussets, reinforced cuffs and boot gaiters all feature here too.
5. Haglöfs Skade pant, £350
Three-layer Gore-Tex makes this fully wind and waterproof, like the matching jacket, while still allowing warm air to escape. This, along with the articulated knees and generous vents, make it the ideal pant for hike-and-ride escapades.
6. Patagonia Untracked Pant, £440
Pair these with the Untracked jacket for a weather-defeating, super-breathable outfit built for deep days in the backcountry. Features Gore-Tex Pro fabric and a DWR finish.
7. Marmot Trident pant, £420
These pants benefit from the waterproof, breathable, durable goodness of Gore-Tex Pro, backed up by waterproof Vislon VT zips. There’s a zip-off bib, articulated knees, internal gaiters and Cordura Scuff guard.
8. Scott Explorair Pant, £185
Durable, windproof and waterproof, the Toraydelfy shell also allows moisture to escape so you won’t overheat on the ascent. Other backcountry biased features include knee articulation, detachable suspenders and metal boot hooks.