- Price: €280
- Waterproofing: 20,000mm
- Breathability: 20,000g
Holden clearly take their women’s range seriously – even their ‘Standard’ snowboard pants have above-average specs. The Holden Drifter women’s snowboard pants push things further still, boasting the kind of tech that’ll hold up to far more than just chairlift laps.
“While resort riders can get away with less techy (and less pricey) options, backcountry fiends really need to step things up with something like the Drifter”
The Holden Drifter pants make their debut in 2017/18, and are aimed at the more serious rider. Not that newbies couldn’t wear them, of course – the higher waterproofing and breathability ratings, the better – but while resort riders can get away with less techy (and less pricey) options, backcountry fiends really need to step things up with something like the Drifter.
These have lightweight insulation, so you can wear a pair of thermals underneath, but those who run hot will find that they might not need them unless it’s truly baltic out. The mesh-backed leg vents give you a bit more control, and will be a godsend on long hikes.