FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Although the stone green is a bit more of a masculine color in our estimation, this pant comes in an ample palette that also includes grey, black, white, navy and rose, all with complementing or tonal design details. The Returnia Insulated Pant is also offered in different inseam lengths, which we love. The sturdy push-through snaps take a bit of muscle to open and close, but on the flipside, will stay secure. Outer thigh on-seam vents are nice if you’re wearing a base layer, and the interior fabric is nice next to skin if you’re not.

FAVORITE FEATURES: These Mountain Hardwear pants sport a sizable cuff protection patch for those of us who always slice that spot by stepping out of our skis (rather than using poles to release the binding like we should). The fit on this style is true to size and totally flattering. We also appreciate that the waist adjust Velcro is almost a full inch below the top of the pants to prevent direct contact with the skin and that the left pocket has a little pass clip.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: A reliable, waterproof, windproof ski pant with plenty of synthetic insulation to keep you warm, and thigh vents to shed excess heat when things warm up. 60 grams of Thermal.Q™ synthetic insulation are tucked away beneath a smooth, flat face fabric to make the Returnia as good-looking as it is warm. Waterproof/breathable Dry.Q™ technology will keep you dry. Versatile and comfortable.