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Best Women’s Snowboard Pants For 2020-2021 | Our favourite women’s snowboard pants for this winter

Hard shell or soft shell, we've listed the best women's snowboard pants for this winter

Diving into the world of snowboard pants can be slightly overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Sure, you can base your choice on finding the ‘right colour’ pants but if they lack the characteristics to keep you dry and warm through the day they won’t really be worth spending any money on.

There are a few key specs you want to pay attention to before buying a new pair of snowboard pants. First of all, take a good look at the waterproofing and breathability ratings: it’s all a balancing act between being waterproof and being breathable. If something’s extremely waterproof but doesn’t have that breathability, you begin to sweat. In turn, this means your sweat will have nowhere to go and you’ll be uncomfortable after only a couple of laps.

“If they lack the characteristics to keep you dry and warm through the day they won’t really be worth spending any money on”

Another two key factors when it comes to choosing your snowboard pants is the fabric and insulation. You can choose between a hard shell, soft shell or an insulated model. If you want to find out more about the technical aspects to consider before buying a new pair of snowboard pants, have a read through our in-depth guide on ‘how to choose the best snowboard jackets and pants’.

On top of all the tech, there’s also different types of styles to choose from. Whether you prefer a skinny fit, a baggy fit, or a pair of bib pants you’ll find that there are plenty of options out there.

We’ve also listed this winter’s best snowboard pants for men here!

Our Top Two Favourite Snowboard Pants for 2020-2021

Patagonia Snowdrifter Bib Pants

PRICE: £320

Already proven to be one of the best backcountry-specific pants out there, the Patagonia Snowdrifter bibs haven’t changed much for 20/21 (why change a winning formula).

Offered in both a women’s and men’s specific fit, these 3L bibs are both lightweight and stretchy, making it easier to hike your way through the backcountry. You won’t feel like you’re carrying any extra weight whilst the stretchy material makes it easier for you to move around (the fabric won’t put any restrictions on your movements).

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the Patagonia Snowdrifter Bib Pants here


Nikita B4BC White Pine Texture Women’s Pants

PRICE: £150
Celebrating two decades of ‘for girls who ride’, Nikita’s 20/21 line is a perfect reflection of the brand’s journey: from a tiny wee skate shop back in the 90s to a big brand favoured by top riders.

To celebrate this milestone, Nikita has teamed up with B4BC and is giving a handful of their products a unique design – including the Nikita White Pine Texture Relax Fit Pants.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the Nikita B4BC White Pine Texture Women’s Pants here


686 Smarty 3-in-1 Cargo Pant

PRICE: £200 / $220

A best seller in the 686 line, the Smarty 3-in-1 Cargo Pants are fitted and waterproof, with a lot of extra features added. The 15K waterproof rating allows you to take these things out for a lap in the deep while they also work equally well for a cruise around the resort.

Take a closer look at the 686 Smarty 3-in-1 Cargo Pants here


Airblaster Stretch Freedom Suit (comes for both men and women)

PRICE: £350 / €430€ / $360

Tweaking the beloved Airblaster Ninja Suit into outerwear is probably one of the best things that’s ever happened in the history of snowboard outerwear. The seamless Airblaster Stretch Freedom Suit is a perfect little nest you can cocoon in while snowboarding.

Take a closer look at the Airblaster Stretch Freedom Suit here


Brethren Apparel Softshell Joggers (unisex)


Comfort is key, especially when you’re spending most of your days up the hill. New for 20/21, Brethren Apparel has taken the general level of comfort up a notch, by introducing their unisex Softshell Joggers to the world – the most laid-back snowboard pants of the season.

Take a closer look at the Brethren Apparel Softshell Joggers here


Burton AK Gore-Tex Insulated Summit Pant

PRICE: £340

When it comes to keeping the elements out, Gore-Tex does do a banging job. However, if used without insulation, the membrane itself doesn’t do much when it comes to keeping you warm. Burton has brought together the best of both worlds here. Their AK Gore-Tex Insulated Summit pants are equally waterproof, windproof and warm.

Take a closer look at the Burton AK Gore-Tex Insulated Summit Pant here


Burton Avalon Soft Shell Bib

PRICE: £230

Burton’s Avalon Soft Shell Bib Pants are as stylish as they are practical. The slim fitted cut will compliment your curves, while the stretch fabric used will allow you to move freely. With a fitted softshell design, you can still fit a good amount of layering underneath, even though the pants sit so close to your skin.

Take a closer look at the Burton Avalon Soft Shell Bibs here


FW Catalyst 2L Pant

PRICE: £270 / €300
New for 20/21, FW is introducing their women-specific Catalyst 2L snowboard pants. Designed for the backcountry, FW’s used recycled yarn and eco insulation to bring us a pair of high-quality pants (that also consider the environmental impacts of the manufacturing process).

Take a closer look at the FW Catalyst 2L Pants here


Nikita Evergreen Stretch Bib

PRICE: £205 / €240

Back for winter 20/21, our all-time favourite bib is here in traditional black and brandy red colourways. The Nikita Evergreen Stretch bib is made to stretch, making them an ideal choice whether you’ve got more curves or… well… less curves. That’s just one of the reasons we’re so stoked on them.

Take a closer look at the Nikita Evergreen Stretch Bibs here


Ortovox 3L Guardian Shell Pant

PRICE: £525

Hardshell snowboard pants aren’t exactly your dictionary definition of comfort. However, by adding a full layer of Merino wool on the inside, Ortovox has managed to a problem with their 3L Guardian Shell Pants.

Take a closer look at the Ortovox 3L Guardian Shell Pants here


Patagonia Powslayer Pant

PRICE: £470

The Patagonia Powslayer pants are made for the riders looking to conquer the backcountry – they are lightweight, packable, and feature a minimalist design. Their timeless styling ensures that you’ll be more than happy to pull the Powslayers on twenty years from now without looking like you’ve just put on a pair of your late grandad’s retro pants (may he rest in peace, the absolute ripper).

Take a closer look at the Patagonia Powslayer Pants here


Picture Organic Haakon Bib

PRICE: €250 / £230
Every snowboarder should have some bib pants in their closet. If you don’t, the Picture Organic Clothing 2L Haakon bib is a good place to start. This women’s specific bib not only looks and feels great, it’s also produced to sustainable standards.

Take a closer look at the Picture Organic Haakon Bibs here


Roxy Creek Pant

PRICE: £149
Offered in a handful of different colours, the Roxy Creek Pant is the ultimate everyday snowboard pant for women. Thanks to the simple design, the pants go with anything and everything, and you can easily mix and match them with various jackets.

Take a closer look at the Roxy Creek Pants here


Yuki Threads Meadows Bib

PRICE: £198 / €215 /$251

The Yuki Threads Meadow Bib pants are made of 100% recycled PET bottles. So, instead of the plastic bottles ending up in landfill and polluting the earth further they are being recycled and given a second life. For both the lining and the 40g insulation in the legs they’ve used 100% recycled nylon.

Take a closer look at the Yuki Threads Meadows Bibs here



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