A ski pant provides leg protection from cold, wind, snow and abrasion. It should be comfortable, durable and fashionable. The choice of a ski pant depends on the weather conditions you ski in, whether the resort is in a cold and dry climate or a hot and warm climate.
There are various types of ski pants. The 3-in-1 ski pant has three layers, the outer layer being waterproof and weatherproof with an insulating inside layer that can be snapped or zipped on the inside when required. During warm weather the outside pant can be worn alone while the three layers can be worn together on colder days. The insulated pants are the best and most popular snowboard pants as they provide warmth and protection from cold and snow. The insulation layer is often made of synthetic. Another quality is the Shell ski pants that do not have insulation but are water and wind proof so are lighter and allow breathing space as well as mobility. But it is advisable to wear a heavier and thicker layer under the shell ski pant. Another pant that is made of a softer and stretcher fabric but works well for warmer climates is the soft shell ski pant. The stretch ski pants have a lining to provide warmth is very popular with women. Ski pants come in slim, regular and loose fit and you can just get the fit you require. One thing should be considered while purchasing a ski pant is the waterproofing rating of the pant. Go for a pant with a higher waterproofing rating as these pants will keep you dry for a longer time in wet conditions.