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Mens Pants Shopping Tips
Skis.com carries the best selection of mens pants for skiing and snowboarding. Since the style boundaries between skiing and snowboarding are blurring, we give you the opportunity to shop all of the mens pants in one spot. Who knows, a snowboard brand like Burton or 686 might have the perfect pair of mens pants to complete your perfect ski look. On the other hand, a ski brand like Orage or Salomon might be the ticket for a snowboarder looking for a great pair of mens pants.
Of course if you feel that the selection is too much to shop and you want to keep with the status quo and only look at the true snowboard pants or ski pants you can use the refinements in the left hand navigation menu to narrow your search. Additionally, if you are brand loyal you can certainly search by your favorite brand or brands. Skis.com makes sure to stock mens pants from all of the industry leaders including Obermeyer, Spyder, The North Face, Arc’Teryx, Burton, Ride, and Volcom to name a few.
The pants you can buy from Skis.com differ from snowpants that can be purchased at the department store or sporting goods chain in that the mens pants available on Skis.com are designed specifically for skiing and snowboarding. The pants for skiing and snowboarding are made from high quality fabrics which are waterproof and breathable. Finding a pair of mens pants that is both waterproof and breathable is the key to keeping comfortable on the slopes. Waterproof fabric helps keep the moisture out, while breathable fabric lets moisture vapor escape if you get overheated skiing or snowboarding. Fabrics are rated on separate scales for waterproofing and breathability, however, the higher the number means better protection.
Additionally the mens pants on Skis.com feature either critically or fully taped seams. Taping the seams is a part of the manufacturing process in which waterproof tape is added into the seams during construction. This helps keep moisture from seeping through the seams of the mens pants. Pants with fully taped seams have every seam on the pants taped, while critically taped seams means that only those in the areas which are most prone to seepage are taped.
Many of the styles of mens pants available on Skis.com have articulated knees. This means that these pants are ergonomically cut for skiing and snowboarding. The articulated knees give skiers and snowboarders extra room to accommodate the bent knees required for a proper skiing or snowboarding stance. This articulated shape also cuts down on the amount of fabric around the knees that can bunch up and be uncomfortable.