Patagonia Insulated Powder Bowl Pant review. OnTheSnow reviewed these insulated pants as part of its 2016/2017 Pants Buyers' Guide.

Favorite Features: Patagonia’s Powder Bowl Pants pack more insulation than an energy efficient home—that’s “body-mapped 60-g Thermogreen recycled insulation,” to you and me. And the exterior? Try two-layer Gore-Tex and a DWR finish on for size. And while we’re at it, we may as well mention the cuff gaiters, RECCO reflector, articulated knees, mesh-lined thigh vents and multiple zippered pockets. Sorry, didn’t mean to drop the mic.

Room for Improvement: Although more subdued colorways are available, the Cusco Orange tested felt too much like safety hunting garb.


Fit: The Powder Bowl fits true to size and offers plenty of room for mobility. The waist width felt spot on, however, the interior belt design is difficult to reach.

On-Snow Performance: When it's nuking, you can count on these pants to wick moisture on the outside, while the quilted lining on the inside keeps you cozy on those long lift rides, even when the lifty didn't bother to knock the snow off the chair. Our tall and slender tester found these pants to fit on the long and baggy side, albeit comfortably.

Manufacturer Description: These pants are built with strategically placed 60-g Thermogreen® 100% polyester (90% recycled) for warmth where you need it most and 2-layer GORE-TEX® polyester fabric for durably waterproof/breathable and windproof protection.