FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Available in an appealing array of colorways, we love the unique deep steel option for the women’s Switch Cargo Pant we reviewed. These fully insulated pants by Helly Hansen have a true-to-size and flattering fit, boot gaiters with gripper, protective bottom hem, adjustable waistband plus belt loops and two-way dynamic stretch fabric. The only feature we’re not loving is the extra waist fastener to the right of the buttons, which seems superfluous.

FAVORITE FEATURES: The functional zippered and snap down cargo pockets on this pant are a nice touch, adding ample storage options to the existing zippered side pockets and as a bonus, a unique look we’re a big fan of. We’re also digging the mesh-backed thigh vents and articulated knees that lend a perfect amount of ski-specific movement to the style.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Our new feminine, insulated, all-mountain ski pant with cargo pockets and a technical edge. Bringing out the feminine side of you, these mechanical stretch Helly Tech Professional insulated pants will keep you warm, dry and looking sharp all the way from the parking lot to the after ski. Looks can be deceiving, these pants are made for powder days but look as good on a groomed slope due to an unsurpassed low rise boot cut feminine fit. If the PrimaLoft gets too warm, unzip the mechanical ventilation to stay comfortable.