Ski trousers: say goodbye to cold, wet legs
A functional ski outfit isn't just about a high-quality ski jacket and ski gloves, you also need a great pair of ski trousers. There are even high-quality kids ski trousers on the market for endless fun in the snow and on the slopes. Good men and women’s ski trousers are essentials for skiers, snowboarders and freeriders, just as snow is to winter, ski bindings are to skis and ski gloves are to ski jackets. Men and women’s ski trousers come in various designs, but they all have one thing in common: they keep your legs dry on the slopes.
So many choices of ski trousers
What you need to look out for when buying ski trousers is unique to you and will vary depending on your requirements. Basically, it all comes down to what you'll be using them for. Ski tourers and ski mountaineers should pay attention to the weight, range of motion, durability and breathability of the trousers. Good alpine ski trousers have zipped vents on the sides of the thighs and also have a very breathable membrane. However, this membrane only works to its full capability when it's combined with a baselayer, so you also need a good baselayer.
Trousers for skiers and tourers
For alpine skiers and snowboarders, durability, thermal insulation and fit are the most important features. Plus, there are different ski trousers for men and women: warm, lined ski trousers are best for on-piste alpine use and ski resorts, while lightweight, thin hardshell trousers are best for ski touring and snowshoeing. In addition, high-quality ski trousers have a waterproof and windproof membrane, which is also breathable to protect alpine skiers and tourers against snow, cold, wind etc. Of course, kids’ snow trousers should also meet these functional demands. Good skiwear, consisting of a high-quality ski jacket and ski trousers, is lightweight and constructed in a way that warm air from the body is only transported outside if the zip is open.
Tips for buying ski trousers
First of all, it’s important that the ski trousers fit. They shouldn't be too long or too short, they should never slip or constrict you and they should make you feel great. Good men and women’s ski trousers must be able to withstand adverse weather conditions and whillst doing winter sports, you should be able to 100% rely on them in these conditions. Ski trousers must keep you warm and dry, be very abrasion-resistant, durable and maintain the perfect body climate thanks to both their breathability and right fit. However, they should also look good, so you should also choose a cut, colour and pattern that you like. That also means that when buying ski trousers, you may want to see that the colour goes with your ski jacket and ski gloves. So, if you find a pair of ski trousers that meet all these criteria, that is to say they fit, are breathable, waterproof, windproof and also look great, then nothing can stand in the way of your next skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or ski touring adventure.