Investing in a pair of good snowboard pants is as important as investing in a good snowboard jacket. Ideally, you’d want something that’s as comfortable as a pair of tracksuit bottoms and 10 times better at keeping you dry.
There’s nothing more uncomfortable than riding in a pair of pants that don’t stop your bum from getting wet. As snowboarders, it is more or less inevitable that at some point we’re going to park our bums down on the damp slopes. In comparison to skiers, we also spend a lot more time bending down to strap in and out of our bindings – meaning you’ll want to pull on something that lets you bend your knees comfortably.
“Despite it being crucial for a pair of snowboard pants to be both waterproof and breathable, you also might want to think about insulation”
Despite it being crucial for a pair of snowboard pants to be both waterproof and breathable, you also might want to think about insulation. If you’re the one in your crew that’s always moaning about being cold, investing in a pair of pants with added insulation might be a good shout rather than in a pair of plain shell ones.
There’s also plenty of different styles out there: skinny fit, baggy fit, bib pants – you’ve got plenty to choose from. If you want to learn more about what to look for when choosing your next snowboard pants, take a look at our in-depth advice on ‘how to choose the best snowboard jackets and pants’.
Ladies, head over to our ‘best snowboard pants for women’ list to find your perfect pair!
Our Top Four Snowboard Pants for 2020-2021
- Erik Leon C.O.R.E Pants – Best Resort Pants
- Patagonia Snowdrifter Pants –Best Backcountry Pants
- Bonfire 2L Stretch Cordura Bib Pants
- Oakley TC Stretchy Softshell Pants
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