FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Are you considering bibs, but aren’t sure about making the year-round commitment? These are the ski pants for you. Atomic includes bibs and suspenders, but they’re completely removable on the days you don’t need or want the extra equipment. The only downside of this setup is a small gap in the front between the bib snaps and the pant snaps and zipper.

FAVORITE FEATURES: The versatility of these pants should cover just about any skier ability, in any conditions. Both setups are comfortable and effective, whether you choose to rock the bibs and suspenders or leave them in the car. Atomic’s choice of Pertex Shield+ offers superb protection in pretty much any winter weather. These pants offer a relatively relaxed fit, and we especially appreciate the placement of meshed air vents and extra reinforcements around the ankles. RECCO avalanche rescue technology, as an extra layer of security, is built into these pants.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: These unique ski pants are covered with super protective, breathable Pertex Shield+ fabric. Supremely technical and durable, the Cliffline 3L Pants also feature strategic venting, removable suspenders, water-resistant YKK Zippers and a specific Pertex Equilibrium stretch panel at the back for greater flexibility when skiing. So whether you’re going deep, steep or both, these superb performance pants will handle it.