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Best Women’s Snowboard Pants For 2022-2023

From park laps to backcountry missions, here are some of 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’.

Bib Pants are back in a big way! | PC: Ed Blomfield

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.


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The Best Women’s Snowboard Pants For Winter 2022/23

686 Willow Pants 2022-2023

Price: £265 / €299 / $300

These high-waisted pants come with a 60G 85% recycled insulation, making them the ideal companion for a non-insulated shell jacket. The snow-resistant high waistband on the pants also offers increased flexibility, making them comfortable to spend a whole day in.

Who Are The 686 Willow Pants For?

The 686 Willow Pants were born in collaboration with hard-core backcountry enthusiast and Natural Selection Tour star, Hana Beaman. With this in mind, the outerwear is ideal for women who are seeking for something to keep them dry in the most demanding conditions. The high-waisted pants are also insulated, thus providing extra warmth that might come in handy if you’re living somewhere where the temperatures have the tendency to drop below zero.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 686 Willow 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


Burton Avalon 2L Bib Pants 2022-2023

Price: €250-340

The Big B isn’t called the Big B for no reason. Burton doesn’t just excel when it comes to producing snowboard hardware but their soft goods too, especially outerwear, are favoured by pros, newbies, weekend warriors, snowbums, and everyone in between. In recent years, the brand has also focused on increasing carryover products, which is why we saw fit include one of our all-time favourite bib pants, the Avalon’s, in our top 100 products of the year.

Who Are The Burton Avalon 2L Bib Pants For?

Look-wise, you cannot go wrong with this outfit. The clean-cut, timeless bib pants will never go out of style (you can choose to combine the jacket with either the “regular” bibs or the more technical Gore-Tex version). This outfit is for the ladies who like to keep it traditional, feel comfortable, and enjoy the slopes with the occasional powder run.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Burton Avalon 2L 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


Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L Unisex 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


Patagonia Powder Town Unisex 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 Unisex 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


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