Men's ski pants come in a variety of styles - you can buy heavily insulated ski pants, or thin shell pants. Both of these styles are available in bib-style, straight pants, or even cargo pants for a more modern look. However, your ski pants need to keep you warm and comfortable, and they must allow optimal flexibility. Below is a selection of the top men's ski pants that will do just that.
Although the Bonfire Particle pants pack a punch of urban style that's in key with the freestyle ski scene, consider these pants an all-mountain pick that you can rock in the park, in the glades, in the backcountry, or on the groomers - it's totally up to you. With a relaxed jean-style fit that couldn't be any different from last decade's overall bib pants, these breathable, waterproof pants will keep you comfortable on slopes while keeping you cool - cool enough to wear them once the lifts close, too.
Columbia's Bugaboo collection has been serving skiers well for many seasons now, and the legacy continues with the Bugaboo II ski pants. These weatherproof pants have all the basics covered in terms of waterproofing, insulation and ventilation. The ski pants are offered in a range of sizes and are available in short, regular and long lengths. Plus, at less than $100, these pants will leave a lot of room in your budget, meaning you can put that money saved towards a new pair of skis, or a boot upgrade.
These funky pants, available in orange, black or khaki, stand out - without standing out too much. The pants are designed to provide lightweight warmth, and thermal reflective lining seal in the heat while leg venting keeps you cool. Other features include seam sealing, reinforced cuff guards to improve durability, adjustable leg gaiters, and a cargo pocket glove strap.
The Helly Hansen Agenda pants combine top-of-the-line features with a relaxed look. Primaloft Warmcore insulation lines the seat and knees, to keep you warm without feeling bulky; articulated knees accommodate turns in any shape or size; reinforced cuffs means these pants will last you at least a few ski seasons; and an adjustable waistband lets you customize your fit for maximum comfort.
The North Face Freedom Insulated Ski Pants are insulated, but vents will make sure you don't overheat. Articulated knees insure optimal flexibility, and the prime construction of the ski pant will make sure that there's no bulky bunching around your knees. Available in a variety of different colors, these North Face ski pants will fit you well and keep your warm on the slopes
If you need a pair of ski pants you can throw on and go, these are your pants. Available in basic black or carbon grey, the Seymour takes the classic pant you can depend on (waterproof, breathable, and fully seam-sealed) and gives it a modern update, with a relaxed fit and cargo pocket. The high-performance construction lends to comfort, but also to performance - these pants are totally weatherproof, and accordingly, they are durable enough to hold up in even the most thunderous storms.
The Obermeyer Sarnac pants offer modern style with high-performance features. The comfortable, relaxed fit and accompanying cargo pocket is a look you can count on, and the 10K waterproofing and breathability, chamois fleece lining, articulated knees, and reinforced cuff guards means you can rely on these pants to keep you warm and dry, too. Other useful features includes an adjustable waistband, lined hand pockets, a high-back waist to keep out the cold and a lift ticket D-ring to store your pass.
Patagonia's Men's Primo Pants are a durable, lightweight shell pant made to ski in all day, all season long. This tough 3-layer recycled nylon shell is bonded with waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® Performance Shell on the outside with the DWR (durable water repellent) finish that prevents saturation and repels even the wettest snow. Other features include a gusseted crotch, articulated knees, external thigh vents, tough scuff guards and internal gaiters.
These Spyder ski pants offer high-performance features that surpass many competitors: 30K breathability; Spylon™ waterproofing, which sheds moisture from the outer fabric; lightweight 40g PrimaLoft® Sport insulation; fully-taped sealed seams; zipped thigh vents; and 360° stretch Nylon/Spandex OSMO® fabric. The streamlined cut looks sleek on the slopes, and articulated knees let you tackle all the moguls, glades or jumps that you can get your skis on.