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Best Snowboard Pants For 2022-2023

From park laps to backcountry missions, here are some of the best snowboard pants for this winter

It’s important to put some time and effort into choosing your snowboard jacket and pants. It’s as important as choosing the right snowboard, and the right pair of bindings to match. Whether you’re a keen backcountry explorer or a dome rider, a certain amount of thought should go into picking the best outerwear for you.

Have a think about where you’ll be doing most of your riding, and you can tailor your choice to suit your environment. You’ll need something more rugged and technical for out of bounds adventures, but you can get away with something more casual for spring park laps. Most pairs of pants come as a set with a similar spec jacket, the links below will allow you to see the jacket that the brands suggest, but you can always mix and match!

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’.


Our Top Snowboard Pants for 2022-2023

The Best Snowboard Pants For Winter 2022/23

Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell Bib Pants 2022-2023

Price: £245 / €250

A go-to outfit designed to fit the likes of the masses. This is an all-around favourite that features some of the best tech out there with a waterproof, breathable and windproof membrane to take you through any weather. The design and style are ageless too, so the whole look won’t be out of the next season (when does camo really ever go out of style).

Who Are The Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell Bib Pants For?

Riders who value comfort and style will find that not only does this outfit deliver in that aspect but it also offers the right amount of tech to keep you cosy on the slopes. Ideal for everyday cruising throughout the whole season, Ståle Sandbech’s signature outerwear might be a bit on the spennier side, but as you’d expect from any Oakley product, it is made to last whilst utilizing some of the best technology out there.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell Bib Pants


FW Manifest Tour 3L Pants 2022-2023

Price: £400 / €460 / $500

FW has done a solid job at differentiating themselves within the backcountry market. The European-based brand embraces the essence of snowboarding by focusing on artistic innovations, individual expressions, and high quality. They’ve managed to create a collection that suits all and everyone, unifying the different types of snowboarders. Clean-cut designs, relaxed backcountry fits and technical outerwear, this is what we want the future to look like.

Who Are The FW Manifest Tour 3L Bib Pants For?

Ideal for male and female snowboarders who don’t want to restrain themselves to the limits of the resorts. The Manifest Tour outerwear is built to feel light and breathable yet withstand the gnarliest of weather conditions – exactly what you’ll need to feel comfortable for a backcountry tour.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 FW Manifest Tour 3L Bib Pants


adidas TERREX 3L Sustainable Pants 2022-2023

Price: €350

Over the years, adidas has proven to us that they have an eye for style, and to be honest, they’ve managed to nail the look on their new technical outerwear too. With added sustainability and tech points, the new adidas TERREX 3L sustainable pants are gaining a lot of plus points from us.

Improved environmental consciousness has also been on the radar as adidas continuously pushes to improve on the sustainability side of things. The 3L pants are produced using “second life nylon”, meaning the brand has used recycled nylon made from pre-consumer fabric waste and post-consumer materials such as fishing nets for the construction of the shell.

Who Are the adidas TERREX 3L Sustainable Pants For?

If you’re looking for one jacket to do it all, the beauty of the 3-in-1 jacket is its multifunctionality: keep the insulation attached for the colder days and lose it for the warmer ones. On top of that, the attached mid-layer is easily detached and can be used on its own, giving you, as the name implies, three jackets in one for a very reasonable price. Paired up with the 3L sustainable pants, you’ve got a stylish outfit designed to withhold the harshest of climates, without sacrificing on style or comfort.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 adidas TERREX 3L Sustainable Pants


Beyond Medals Zip Pant 2022-2023

Price: €190

We’ve seen how well the Beyond Medals t-shirts and hoodies went down with the crowd, and we’re stoked to see that they are expanding their offerings to technical outerwear. These guys know what they are doing, and a snowboarder-owned-snowboarder-driven brand is always a welcomed plus in this industry, so let’s support them and let’s support snowboarding.

Who Are The Beyond Medals Zip Pants For?

This outfit is for the mellow cruiser who’s equally keen to ride through the resort as they are to take the occasional spin through some fresh backcountry pow. A clean-cut without all the extra faff, this unisex outfit provides just the right amount of tech and style for the ones riding ‘beyond medals’.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Beyond Medals Zip Pants


Burton Snowdial Bib Pants 2022-2023

Price: £220 / €240

The Snowdial pants are a great everyday shredding outfit that doesn’t just deliver on the technical side but also when it comes to comfort and style. Whether these newbies will remain as a permanent addition to the line is yet to see, but for this season, they’re definitely a go-to choice for a simple yet durable outfit.

For a customised fit, the bibs feature adjustable elastic suspender straps, stretchy side panels for eased movement, vents for an added breeze and plenty of pockets including a zippered chest pocket, zippered microfleece hand-warmer pockets, and back pockets.

Who Are The Burton Snowdial Bib Pants For?

Made for the males who appreciate a clean and simple look and aren’t looking for the next high-end outerwear to venture out to the backcountry in, will find the level of tech that’s gone into producing the Snowdial bibs a perfect fit for mellow cruising and slushy spring laps.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Burton Snowdial Bib Pants


Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L Bib Pants 2022-2023

Price: €500 / $500

In a world of Patagonias and North Faces, it seems hard to fathom how another brand (a snowboard specific one, no less) could muscle its way into the ‘sustainable, performance driven, technical outerwear’ corner of the market. As Jeremy himself said when we interviewed him last year, “there’s virtually no hardgoods company that has had success in outerwear”.

And yet, somehow, Jones haven’t just caused a ripple in these waters, they’ve created a wave. Their line of outerwear is genuinely impressive, not only in terms of its technical performance and functionality, but in the way they’ve done it with virtually 100% recycled materials. The OG Shralpinist may still be the flagship offering when it comes to top-of-the-line durability and weather protection, but the all-new stretch version won our vote in every other round.

Who Are The Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L Bib Pants For?

Forget the resort vs. backcountry divide. These things have all the functionality and wearability to feel right at home on a 12,000 foot peak as much as a day spent in bounds, sniffing out powder stashes and lining up sidehits. Along with the swanky four-way stretch material, they’ll be especially popular with riders who want to feel completely unrestricted when hiking, tweaking or skinning their way through the mountains.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L Bib Pants


Oakley Sage Kotsenburg TC Earth Shell Pants 2022-2023

Price: €250

Following in Sage’s footsteps, his signature outfit is ideal for the adventurous spirits who appreciate exploring what lies in and beyond the resorts. And, in order to do that properly, one needs an outfit that allows you to do that, which is exactly what Oakley’s put together here.

The pants feature a buttoned waistband with belt loops for a customised fit, zipped front pockets, a cargo pocket on the left leg, inner thigh vents, reinforced kick panels, inner boot gaiters with metal hooks and cuffs with bottom lock adjustments.

Who Are The Oakley Sage Kotsenburg TC Earth Shell Pants For?

Purposely designed for playing in the snow, the TC Earth Shell outerwear doesn’t just give you great cover from the elements but has also been designed with respect to mother earth using Oakley’s biodegradable bio-earth construction. This is the ideal outfit for the environmentally conscious rider who loves cruising through a forest full of fresh snow.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Oakley Sage Kotsenburg TC Earth Shell Pants


Patagonia Powder Town Pants 2022-2023

Price: £230 Pants, £250 Insulated Pants, £270 Bib Pants

Patagonia themselves understand that they’re not the cheapest options on the market, and they don’t shy away from this topic. Their ethos on this is ‘Buy Better’, the whole idea is to invest in a good quality, ethically made garment and keep it in circulation for as long as possible.

They’d encourage you to repair rather than rebuy, and they kickstarted a Worn Wear scheme, where they restore older bits of kit that may have once been discarded. Repair is a radical act, and one of the best ways to keep your footprint as small as possible when participating in sports like snowboarding.

Who Is The Patagonia Powder Town Pants For?

We’d put this set more in the all-mountain category, so you’ll probably spend most of your time in bounds. That’s not to say you can’t go for a sidecountry session, but on the whole you’ll be riding resort and looking damn good doing it.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Patagonia Powder Town Pants


Quiksilver Snow Down Pants 2022-2023

Price: £180 / €200

Definitely one of the most outstanding and cheerful outerwear designs we’ve seen this season – it will be hard not to have a good time when riding down the slopes in these. The added comfort and unisex fit are a perfect cherry on top when you’re turning heads on the slopes.

When it comes to sustainability points, Quiksilver is scoring fairly high here too as 52% of the fabric on the pants is made using recycled nylon. In fact, since 2021, 93% of Quiksilver’s outerwear line is made using sustainable components, whilst 100% of their black linings are solution die, meaning less water and energy has been consumed in the colouring process.

Who Are The Quiksilver Snow Down Pants For?

The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants are about bold colours, comfort, and steeze, while offered at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for an eye-catching shell to lap the park in, or to cruise through the resort in, then this is for you. And, for this year, Quiksilver is inviting the female riders to join the fun by introducing a unisex fit, making the jacket and pants a great choice for all genders.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Quiksilver Snow Down Pants


Volcom Arthur Pants 2022-2023

Price: £160 / €180 / $185

In true Arthur style, his outerwear comes with an “easy-on-the-eye” look combined with a handful of technical features that make you appreciate the whole look even more. It’s got comfort, style, and just the right amount of tech you’ll need from an outfit to bring your A-game in the resort – this is a steal.

Who Is The Volcom Arthur Pants For?

The subtle retro look is just enough for you to get compliments on your look, yet not too much to brighten up the whole resort. The Volcom Longo Pullover Jacket and Arthur Pants are perfect for the mellow resort cruiser who just wants to feel comfortable and have a good time without having to worry about their outerwear giving up on them when the conditions take a turn for the worse.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Volcom Arthur Pants


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