FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Depending on the conditions of the day, you’ll have plenty of flexibility with removable bibs to tackle just about any depth of snow. The bibs and suspenders are easily removable, and light enough to tuck away in your jacket. The front zipper snaps are either slightly frustrating or superbly secure, depending on how frozen your fingers at the moment. There’s only one really large pocket, plus three additional zippered pockets for smaller items.

FAVORITE FEATURES: Skiers who need full access to their knees (for braces or otherwise) will appreciate the full zipper from ankle to thigh. This long zipper doubles as air vents when opened from the top. Adjustable ankle gaiters are versatile for any kind of boot, and the ankles have plenty of reinforced fabric to prevent errant ski slashes.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Pro level technical backcountry pant designed with Salomon pro skiers, the Soulquest BC GTX pant boasts GORE-TEX Pro 3L protection, and Motion Fit designed for big lines and technical descents.