Men’s Ski Pant Shopping Tips
The Main Types of Men’s Ski Pants
When you first click onto the men’s ski pants page you may be a bit overwhelmed as Skis.com carries a very large selection. To easily narrow your choice you can shop the different types of skiing pants by selecting one or more style in the “Type” refinement on the left of the page. The three main types of men’s pants for skiing are insulated, shell and 3-in-1 which all offer special and unique features to work best in varying conditions. Here we will briefly explain the main differences in the three types of men’s ski pants to help you make the best selection unique to your situation.
Insulated Men’s Skiing Pants
One of the most common and widely used types of men’s ski pants are insulated pants as they offer a shell outer with a lined inner. These pants offer warmth and protection in all weather conditions. There are many brands and styles within the insulated category as these men’s ski pants are available in cargo, standard, bibs and more. With the insulation in these pants you can choose to add additional layers beneath to get even more warmth on very cold days.
Shell Men’s Skiing Pants
If you are looking for something a bit more versatile for both warmer skiing days and colder skiing days shell men’s ski pants may be for you. Shell style pants are thinner and lack the insulated layer making them easier to adapt to warmer days but you can add under layers for colder days. Shell men’s ski pants often boast really high numbers for both breathability and waterproofing making them great for the demanding skier. With such high breathability and water proofing you can use these shell pants in all skiing conditions but make sure you dress accordingly for the weather with regards to your under layers.
3-in-1 Men’s Skiing Pants
This style of men’s ski pants are not the most common and are becoming harder to find. This style of ski pant will offer an attached yet removable inner liner that is typically zipped in or buttoned in the pants. These men’s pants cover the bases of shell and insulated by offering the shell outer and the removable inner insulation. Great pants for those skiing cold conditions mostly with the ability to easily adapt to a warmer day when it comes their way.
As you can see there are a couple of main styles of men’s ski pants and some main differences making each of these styles of pants unique to themselves and great for various weather and conditions.