Ski pants and bibs might not have the "wow factor" of a new jacket, but they're just as vital for keeping you dry, warm and in top form on the hill. A great pair of pants or a bib should keep you warm with only a baselayer underneath, have plenty of pockets to stash extra gear and allow for maximum maneuverability. These five pants and bibs can do it all:
The Rosco Bib from Marmot features waterproof fabric that is also breathable. The stretch softshell bib (with adjustable suspenders) is also comfortable and provides a customized fit. Wearing this bib also gives extra protection through your torso and ensures that snow won't make it past your outerlayer in even the most epic of yard sales.
The Dakine Clutch pant is perfect for handling backcountry adventure abuse. It's 20K/20K durable, breathable shell fabric provides protection from the elements without added weight. A streamlined, athletic cut moves freely and looks badass whether you're cruising corduroy or plowing through pow.
The Verglas Randonee Pant is light and comfortable. It performs for those winter athletes who prefer to take the road less taken, and is highly touted by professional mountain guides who tested the pant. Seemed zippers throughout the pant give you plenty of places to stash essentials.
The Men's Blackpowder Pants are perfect for the hard-charging skier who is getting after it day after day. The pants are extremely durable and provide extra mobility so you aren't weighed down on the hill. Plus, no matter what color shell you wear, the Blackpowder pants come in colors that will match perfectly.
The Yukon Pant from Obermeyer makes sure that you never go unnoticed on the hill, with color options ranging from Acid Yellow to Orange Plaid. In addition, the Yukon Pant is insulated with 40gm DuPont ComforMax, making sure you stay dry and comfortable out on the mountain, and the internal waist band makes for a perfect fit.