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Snowboard Pants

Columbia Back Up & Out

85

2012

Columbia Back Up & Out

Budget-friendly insulated ski/snowboard pants appropriate for a wide range of temperatures and conditions on the resort.

Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants

80

2012

Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants

Patagonia's Powder Bowl pants—Gore-Tex waterproof, and ready for backcountry touring and resort mayhem.

Bonfire Radiant Pants

89

2011

Bonfire Radiant Pants

Cold-weather ski pants get put in the hot seat: Catherine Lutz's take-no B.S. report on Bonfire's Radiant pants.