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The 9 Best Women's Snowboard Pants of 2022-2023

By: Sarah Ziffer: Women's & Kid's Techwear Buyer | November 14, 2022

 

Every top needs a bottom, and the best women's snowboard pants have waterproofing and breathability that are necessary for all your snow activities. When choosing snowboard pants, you will be able to bring on the deep pow days and backcountry skinning with any of these styles. Whether you’re looking for a tapered fit with lots of stretch or women’s snowboard pants that are bio-sourced and recycled to help protect the environment, evo has the pieces that will suit your needs. For the complete kit, it is pertinent that you are warm, dry, and comfortable anywhere your mountain riding will take you. Every pair here will keep you protected from the elements from your waist to your boots.

New This Year:

Are you into high-rise styles? Airblaster has new high waisted pants to keep the snow out and the good times going. Do you like staying dry? Then, GORE-TEX is what you’re looking for, with Volcom’s Desiree Melancon Pants a great option if you want a looser fit.

FW Catalyst 2L Insulated

FW Catalyst 2L Insulated

Stand out on the slopes in the FW Catalyst 2L Insulated Pants. With the optimal amount of insulation to keep you warm on the colder days, and mesh-lined leg vents to crack open when the spring sun is high in the sky, these pants outshine any 'ole plain jane pair. The stretch boot gaiters with anti-slip elastic make it easy to fine-tune your boots and buckles and stay in place when you're riding. Plus, the adjustable inside waist lets you change the fit for lots of layering when needed. Stepping out of your comfort zone always yields excellent results, so try something new and slide you're way into a successful season. There is plenty of waterproofing and breathability in these pants, and you can stay stylish and have plenty of pockets to store your goods.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
15K/10K40 g Primaloft$299.95

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Volcom Melancon GORE-TEX

Volcom Melancon GORE-TEX

Throw it back to the early 2000s with the loose, steezy fit of the Volcom Melancon GORE-TEX Pants. Going well beyond pure aesthetics, however, these shred slacks are decked out with top-of-the-line GORE-TEX protection to keep you dry and warm in even the nastiest of mountain conditions. If you're looking for pants that deliver retro vibes with modern tech performance, look no further than Desiree Melancon's distinctive Volcom Melancon GORE-TEX Pants. The best pants for comfort and performance. Zip Tech is also available to zip your pants to your jacket to keep snow out and the heat in.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
28K/20KNone$345.00

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Airblaster High Waisted Trouser

Airblaster High Waisted Trouser

High waisted style has officially made its way into the world of snowboarding with the Airblaster High Waisted Trouser Pants. Decked out with 15K waterproof protection, fully taped seams, and an eco-friendly DWR treatment, the High Waisted Trouser Pants ensure the cold wet snow stays on the external while the warmth and good times abound internally. Stylish and functional performance are just a few of the benefits of these snowboard pants. They have a tapered fit and lots of color options are available to make the perfect kit.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
15K/15KNone$199.95

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L1 Lovecat

L1 Lovecat

Inspired by the track but built for life in the snowy mountains, the L1 Lovecat Pants are 20K insulated pants that offer warmth and dryness in times of cold and wet weather. A relaxed fit provides a roomy unrestricted feel, while taped seams and snow gaiters help provide an excellent seal against mother nature's worst. Put on the L1 Lovecat Pants and let loose on the mountain terrain. The Lovecat pants are not too baggy and give you plenty of room to move while the elastic in the waist and ankles will keep you secure. You will own these pants on the hill.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
20K/20K60 g Synthetic$218.95

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Volcom V.Co AT Stretch GORE-TEX

Volcom V.Co AT Stretch GORE-TEX

Get the best in waterproof breathability without compromising on freedom of movement with the Volcom V.Co AT Stretch GORE-TEX Pants. Perfect for the modern freeride snowboarder looking to take full advantage of storm days with soft landings, the VCo AT Stretch GORE-TEX Pants boast a looser fit AND stretchy recycled polyester shell so that you can not only look the part, but you can also tweak out those grabs without blowing out seams! The perfect shell pants for when you know exactly what you want in your snowboard pants, fully taped seams, and a breathable lining.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
28K/20KNone$310.00

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Patagonia Insulated Powder Town

Patagonia Insulated Powder Town

The new Patagonia Insulated Powder Town Pants are built of 100% postconsumer recycled Polyester with a soft, brushed tricot mesh lining, and finished with HeiQ® Eco Dry PFC-free DWR to shed water like a boss. With 60 grams of Thermogreen® 100% recycled synthetic insulation between the lining and the face fabric, you can be sure these pants will do the job even when it's downright cold. Do you like being warm? Yes? Then we found the snow pants for you; reliable, long-lasting, and with a regular fit.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
2L H2No60 g Thermogreen$269.00

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Oyuki Hara YamaPro 2L

Oyuki Hara YamaPro 2L

Developed to provide the ultimate in resort and sidecountry performance. Oyuki Hara YamaPro 2L Pants keep the storms at bay to deliver warmth, comfort, and technical performance. Born from premium Japanese technical materials, these pants are deceptively durable and incredibly comfortable in wet or dry conditions. The articulated performance fit takes into account the way we move on the mountain to deliver a female fit like no other. With Kevlar-reinforced cuffs and a temperature-regulating design, there's a good chance you'll never stray from your trusted pair of Oyuki Hara YamaPro 2L Pants. The Hara YamaPro 2L pants give an unmatchable fit and versatility for wherever the snow takes you.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
20K/20KNone$349.95

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686 GORE-TEX Willow

686 GORE-TEX Willow

Rip around with ease in your 686 GORE-TEX Willow Pants, made with super tough fabric and 60 grams of recycled insulation for warmth. Complete with a BOA® Compatible Boot System in the gaiter to match your shoes of choice and an RFID blocking inner pocket, you can be connected to your kit and prepared for resort tech in a pinch. Technical benefits and more when you purchase the Willow pants, fully equipped with a Merino Wool blend to keep you cozy.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
28K/20K60 g Synthetic$299.95

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Picture Organic Exa

Picture Organic Exa

Your body will thank you when you zip into Picture Organic Exa Pants, made with 40 grams of insulation and a tough water resistant shell. Constructed with a 20k DryPlay membrane, these pants are breathable and waterproof while providing the freedom to move through tighter terrain. A high waisted fit is perfect for the Exa's jacket to pant integration system, which helps keep out snow and also your pants from falling down.

Waterproofing/BreathabilityInsulationOriginal Price
20K/20K40 g Synthetic$209.95

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The Selection Process:

Our techwear buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things outerwear stemming from years of experience in the outdoor industry in tandem with their countless hours spent outside in all conditions around the world. From hot to cold, snow, rain, wind, and even sunshine, they know what clothing will keep you comfortable. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Sarah Ziffer

Growing up in Florida, I missed out on the chance to get involved in snow sports. Tired of the heat, and seeking out the mountains, I moved to Seattle to start a new adventure. A few years after moving to WA I fulfilled my dream of learning to snowboard and immediately fell in love with it. After just one time out on a friend’s board I was hooked. I outfitted myself from head to toe with gear from evo, and got a season pass at Snoqualmie.

I quickly realized that snowboarding inspired me to live a lifestyle centered around the outdoors. I left my job at a fashion company to come and work for evo and become immersed in the culture and experiences that make the snowboarding community so vibrant. I have been at evo since 2017, am currently the women's and kids' techwear buyer, and enjoy learning and experiencing everything this incredible community has to offer.