FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Also offered in black, the tan color option on these insulated Oakley pants will go with everything. Part of the Pro Rider Series designed in conjunction with Grete Eliassen, the Biozone Pant features body-mapped performance zones, a doubly secure snap and Velcro closure above the zippered fly, and four sizable pockets for all your ski day necessities.

FAVORITE FEATURES: The pants are attachable to the corresponding jacket via hidden snaps located under the belt loops, making for one of the most intuitive systems we’ve seen... not to mention one very put-together-looking kit in the new khaki/peacoat pant/jacket colorways we demoed. As we’ve stated (ad nauseum if you’ve read a few of these reviews), mesh-backed vents on insulated styles that tend to be warm enough in their own right (and there’s no telling what you’ve got on underneath there) make us happy. As do adjustable waists with Velcro that sits below the tippy top, zippered ankle gussets and a great, low-profile fit that’s insulated without looking puffy.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: The Oakley Echo GORE-TEX Biozone Pants let you go hard in bad conditions. 2L GORE-TEX provides 28K of waterproofing and BioZone down lining construction gives you warmth. These pants have a comfortable, regular fit and can be adjusted using elastic waist tabs. Inner thigh vents with mesh let hot air out, and the perfect amount of cool air in. Nothing too fancy, just everything you need. Pull on the Oakley Echo GORE-TEX Biozone Pants and experience the difference quality can make.