Skiing and snowboarding are both great ways to stay active when winter arrives. While both sports share a common setting, there is however, quite a bit more than which direction you face that separates these two snow sports. Take their styles for instance–both sports no doubt have their own unique versions. Women’s ski jackets and pants are usually more tailored and form fitting, while women’s snowboard outerwear are normally manufactured with more of a relaxed fit. This being said, there are jackets and pants that cross that imaginary line and could easily fit into either category, but these are not those pants. What we have here is a compilation of this year’s warmest and most stylish women’s snowboarding pants from some of the top brands in the industry. These are pants specifically designed for the female riders out there who would rather stand sideways.
Burton [ak] 2L Stratus
Burton has been a staple in the snowboarding world for a while now, and it shows in their product. Their [ak] line of outerwear is all about function. Made with a Gore-TexÒ shell, fully sealed seems, and mesh lined vents, the Stratus pant has got your back no mater what conditions you’re in. Deigned to give you as much mobility as possible, this pant comes articulated and contoured to mimic your body’s natural movements. Complete with a lifetime warranty, the 2L Stratus Pant works just as well for guides and casual enthusiasts. Grab a pair for yourself from WinterWomen.com for $299.95 before they’re all gone.
Holden is somewhat of a newcomer to the outerwear community, but in the last couple years they’ve already jumped right to the top. The Holladay pant is a excellant example of Holden’s simple, function-meets-fashion approach that has pros and weekend warriors alike won over. Made from a 100% recycled micro oxford material, this fully sealed, thigh-vented pant is made to take a beating while still looking good. Designed with detailed stitching and a higher waist, this pant keeps out the snow, but doesn’t ride up when you’re riding down. Leather detailing and all metal zippers give this pant an extra measure of edge. Take your legs on a vacation this winter and pick up Holden’s Holladay Pant at WinterWomen.com for $199.95.
The Safari Pant from Bonfire comes in a classic, straight leg fit with articulated knees for ease of movement. The safari has such a simple, clean design that at first you would never guess it was so packed with features and insulation. The soft fleece lining, fully taped seams, and additional insulation strategically placed in the seat and knees help this pant perform on even super cold days. This pant also comes with Bonfire’s Snap-Tite jacket-to-pant interface, thigh ventilation, and utilizes a PFOA free coating that drastically cuts down on the environmental impact during production. Enjoy all nature has to offer in the eco-friendly Safari Pant from Bonfire. Grab a pair at WinterWomen.com for $189.95
Volcom National Insulated VBJ
If you’ve ever wished your favorite pair of jeans and you snowboard pants were one and the same, then the National VBJ pant from Volcom is your type of pant. The VBJ comes in a more modern, straight fit made of stretch washed denim that looks great on the hill, and off. You might not have expected it, but the National is full of the features you’d expect from a quality snow pant, such as mesh thigh vents, full insulation, and a brand-specific jacket-to-pant Zip-Tech feature. This denim snow pant also has one or two tricks up its sleeve …or pant leg in this case. The knees include removable and adjustable pads to help protect your knees on hard falls, as well as a snap featured at the knee that allows you to synch the pant in a little, giving you the ability to rock more of a skinny jean. If jeans are your thing, you can’t go wrong with the Volcom National VBJ Insulated pant. Available for $239.95 at WinterWomen.com.