Men's Snow Pants
Mountain Designs men’s snow pants offer warmth, comfort and protection for the extreme temperatures and tougher demands of snow-based activity. These purpose-made garments use quality manufacture, innovative materials and special design features to deliver high performance, reliable and robust weather protection and technical functionality so you can move with freedom on your next snow adventure.
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What are the best snow pants for men?
The best snow pants will equip you with performance, comfort and protection out on the slopes. Key features of high quality snow pants, whether used as snowboard pants, ski pants or hiking pants for alpine treks, include:
Insulation - Your main priority in the snow is warmth. Your snow pants should have some form of insulation, which is generally synthetic fill because it is more resistant to moisture than down.
Waterproof Protection - The best snow pants use waterproof fabrics like those manufactured by GORE-TEX®. This helps prevent water from penetrating through the outer shell to your mid and base layers. Additional weather-proofing comes from snow cuffs that keep wetness off your ankles and lower legs.
Seam Sealed Construction - Taping the seams internally ensures snow, ice, water and wind cannot pass through the stitching, further enhancing your waterproof pants.
Breathability - When you perspire, the air inside your snow pants will heat up and become more humid than the air on the outside. Breathable fabric is vital because it allows this hot air to be removed, keeping you more dry, warm and comfortable. Also, when you're skiing or snowboarding and working up a sweat, opt for styles with zip venting so you can increase air flow.
Functional Design Elements - These can include adjustable leg hems to fit around your boots and trap body heat, and convenient extras like ski pass pockets and hanging clips for goggles.
What are the benefits of wearing snow pants?
Snow is difficult terrain to negotiate because you need to factor in cold climate temperatures, wetness and mobility when choosing your outfit, especially if skiing or snowboarding is involved. Basic hiking pants, rain pants, regular jeans or cargo pants just won't cut it for a day or a week in the high country. The primary benefit of snow pants is that they're purpose-made to meet these tougher demands, with waterproof and windproof fabrics, high quality insulation, and seam sealed construction to keep the weather outside where it belongs. They're also engineered with functional designs such as articulated knees, chevron panelling and adjustable leg hems to enhance movement.
Are men's snow pants suitable for wet weather?
Mountain Designs men's snow pants are constructed to keep water, snow and ice on the outside so your body and base layers stay warm, dry and protected. This is achieved through waterproof fabrics, seam sealed construction and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish applied to the outer surface of the shell. The result is wet weather protection that you can rely on in all high country conditions, including snowfall, light showers or at ground level if you take some spills on the slopes.
Can you wear men's snow pants skiing and snowboarding?
Our men's snow pants are designed specifically for these types of snow-based activities. They incorporate high quality synthetic fill insulation, waterproof yet breathable fabric shells, and seam sealed construction to ensure warmth and comfort while you're on the slopes. The technical designs also use articulated knees and chevron panelling to promote range of movement, as well as adjustable hems to fit your boots. Functional features include D-ring hanging clips for storing your goggles when not in use, and pockets for stashing personal items. So whether you're looking for ski pants or snowboard pants as a first-time visitor to the snow or a seasoned snowboard champion, choose Mountain Designs snow pants to get the best out of your performance.
Are men's snow pants warm?
Winter clothing needs to perform many functions, the most obvious being to provide warmth. This is especially important when it comes to snow jackets and snow pants, which need to protect you from sub-zero temperatures, blowing winds and snowfall on your winter adventures. Our range of men's snow pants delivers reliable warmth and comfort through high quality synthetic fill, waterproof and windproof fabrics, and fully seam sealed construction. So whether you intend to ski, snowboard or simply take in the amazing views of alpine high country, our men's snow pants are will insulate your body from the cold bite of winter.
Do you need to wear layers under men's snow pants?
Snow pants are designed to be worn as a weatherproof outer shell so as a general rule, you should opt for at least one layer underneath. For this base layer, your best bet will be a pair of thermals over basic underwear, as the greater surface area covered will be more effective in helping to regulate core body temperature and wick moisture away from your skin. If temperatures are approaching freezing, you may want to add a pair of lightweight fleece pants as a mid-layer, but make sure you retain your range of movement. Ultimately, the number of layers you wear underneath will be determined by the prevailing weather conditions but with a pair of snow pants manufactured specifically for those conditions, you will be at an advantage if conditions worsen.