Winter Pants, Insulated Pants, Waterproof Pants


All pants are not created equal. With that said, we thought we should remind you of another very important piece of information: A solid pair of winter pants could very well be the most important part of your cold weather wardrobe. Though the road towards your perfect pair of winter pants may seem a bit bewildering - pants shopping makes us nervous, after all - we’ve done our pants homework.

Those everyday jeans of yours just won’t cut it when you’re trying to compete at your very best. The right type of winter pants can dictate your level of performance, with the best brands and technologies helping you to tackle the elements and exceed in spite of them. The next pair you get could very well be better than any you could’ve ever dreamed of - unless you regularly dream about doing great work in a brisk winter landscape, which, you know, is pretty great.

So trust us. Your legs are in good hands. Wait. That came out wrong. I mean your legs are in the good hands of the people who make great winter pants. No, wait. I mean we have great pants for you. No one here is touching your legs.
Insulated Pants: You may not be aware of it, but insulation is all around you. That pink cotton candy looking stuff that’s stuck in your wall and lining your creepy, awful attic? Yeah, that’s insulation, and while you might have it in the walls at your house, you won’t be so lucky on the ski slopes. The best outdoor sports tend to require some dreadfully chilly weather, and an unwelcome case of frozen legs probably won’t help you zip down the slopes.

Fact is, your standard, everyday wardrobe isn’t that great at holding in heat, so getting into a first-rate pair of insulated pants can be incredibly helpful in keeping you nice and toasty while you brave the coldest of cold weather.

How you do that is entirely up to you: Classic tried-and-true down insulation uses water-repellant treated feathers to block cold temps without adding any unnecessary bulk. But maybe you’d prefer an insulation method that isn’t susceptible to losing warmth when the rain or snow hits – synthetic insulation is a killer alternative, providing the same sort of confident protection, sans-feathers.

The options you’ll find here are chock-full of some of the most wonderful patented technologies that you have to look forward to, made by some of the best outdoor brands in the world. They have real-life scientists working on this stuff, so whether you’re planning on crafting your own grand, alpine adventure or simply making snow angels for hours, you shouldn’t have to worry about unbearable coldness. Quality insulation built by your favorite brands, ensuring a warm and toasty journey wherever you may go? From mountain top to backyard snowball fight? It may be time to gear up and get your voyage on.
Waterproof Pants: Try as you might, your epic winter experience is sure to be full of pesky, freezing H2O. Sure, water is our life force, we need it to survive, and we’re essentially made of this stuff, but it sure can be quite a pain while you’re trying to enjoy yourself out there. Especially if you’re trying to do that whole keep-yourself-warm thing on top of that not-get-wet thing.

We know what you’re thinking: There’s no way they could possibly provide an incredible level of fancy pants waterproofing without making these winter pants uncomfortable or unwieldy, or perhaps oddly gross smelling. Luckily for you - and for all within sniffing distance - you don’t have to sacrifice comfort (or your nasal glands) to reap the sweet, sweet waterproof benefits.

Here, you’ll find plenty of pants made with Gore-Tex, that wonderful waterproof material that is outstanding at keeping you nice and dry. Is Gore-Tex man-made? Was it scraped off the exterior of a wayward asteroid, composed of crazy alien wizardry? It doesn’t really matter, as this, along with a number of other handy technologies, will help make sure you stay as dry as humanly possible. Your totally not-soaked legs will thank you.

These are waterproof pants, for the whole clan - men, women and kids alike. They’re sure to fit you well for your wintery ski trips, alpine hike adventures or those times you want to tear it up fully-clothed in a wave pool. This collection will present you an assortment of some of the best waterproof pants you can get yourself into.
Softshell Pants: No matter what you end up getting yourself into out there - breakneck speeds while snowboarding, rappelling down the side of a steep cliff side, or crushing it during an all-night polar badminton tournament - you can’t be held down by bulky outerwear. Flexibility and maneuverability should go hand in hand, but this question is always asked: Are you doomed to a life of wearing massive, clumsy winter pants in order to stay warm? Well no, you aren’t, and stop asking if you’re doomed. It’s overdramatic.

Winter softshell pants are the answer to your unbearable dilemma, bringing you the ability to be as spry and agile as possible without compromising your ability to fight the elements. Made of a special woven fabric built to match your extended range of motion, the sweet, sweet action poses you insist on busting out down the slope will look better than ever. Softshell pants are built to provide your first level of defense against moisture, working well at breaking up wind and whatever other backcountry forces you come across out there.

Never think you have to bulk up before you get out there, as the days of limited arctic mobility are behind us. Skip the snow pants and pick from some of the best softshell pants around. And here they are, curated specifically for you. Yeah, you.

Sweet Winter Pants Brands

The North Face Winter Pants Built with a tendency to be decidedly awesome, The North Face pants provide a guaranteed level of greatness. Extra warmth on days spent doing aerobics in the freezing cold, The North Face will outfit you with pants to keep the water out, block out the wind and make you look great without limiting your range of motion. Patagonia Winter Pants Keen on stepping into flexibility and durability? Patagonia pants are your best bet for backcountry skiing, ice climbing, or whatever other dangerous/exciting thing you can get into. All the rage with the cool kids? They still say “rage”, and yes, they are. Check out ski pants born for the slopes, with softshell options to help you dominate your next day on the mountain.
Arcteryx Winter Pants With a name that is synonymous with quality, everyone will know you came prepared when you show up in incomparable Arcteryx gear. After all, you’re Gore-tex equipped and ready for action, with insulated pants that are practically bombproof. Well, not really bombproof, no. Please don't touch bombs. Mountain Hardwear Winter Pants Are Mountain Hardwear pants one of the most amazing things that have ever happened to humans? It’s very possible – all the cool kids are wearing Mountain Hardwear softshell pants, blocking wind and moisture while doing some serious ice climbing, or downhill lunch tray racing. Dig into some radical waterproofness, full of Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric and made with lots of love.