Men's Ski Pants


Find the best men’s ski pants for you here on Ski pants are an important part of any ski getup, but with tons of varieties, styles and colors for you to choose from out there, how do you know what pair is best for you? Here are some of the most important factors to consider when looking into that new pair of pants.


Different Types of Mens Ski Pants


When you first click onto this page you may be a bit overwhelmed, as carries a very large selection of skis pants for men. 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 that work best in varying conditions. Here we will briefly explain the main differences in the three types of ski pants to help you make the best selection unique to your situation.


Insulated Men’s Skiing Pants

Maybe the most widely used types of ski pants are insulated pants, which 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 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. The North Face men’s ski pants are a really great variety of this type of pant.


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 ski pants may be for you. Shell-style pants are thinner and lack the insulated layer making them easier to adapt to warmer days; you can also add under layers for colder days. Shell 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 pant is not the most common and is becoming harder to find as of late. This style of ski pant will offer an attached yet removable inner liner that is typically zipped in or buttoned into the pants. These men’s pants cover the bases of both hell and insulated pants by offering the shell outer and the removable inner insulation. These are great pants for those skiing cold conditions mostly, but who also want the ability to easily adapt to a warmer day when it comes their way.


Waist Style


As you can see there are a couple of main styles of ski pants and some main differences making each of these styles of pants unique to themselves and great for various weather and conditions. There are also a large variety of waist styles, many of which can help give you a better fit or more comfortable wear.



Many pants can have a system for fine tuning the waist size. While these adjustments may be internal or external, they allow you to dial in the perfect fit for your body.


Belt loops:

Just like a pair of jeans, you can wear these pants with a belt to ensure they stay up.



These pants offer a slight amount of stretch and plenty of added comfort.


Pants with Belt:

Some pants come with a belt included or have a belt that is built into the pants.



Included in some pants are suspenders that prevent your pants from falling down and help keep snow out and warmth in.


Removable Suspenders:

Gives you the ability to un-snap or un-button the suspenders to take them off on days when you don’t want to use them. Many Spyder ski pants come with the removable suspenders feature.


Non-Removable suspenders:

These pants have built into the pants and cannot be removed. Typically, these will be “bib” style pants where the suspenders are attached to a longer front “bib” panel to ensure the snow stays out.


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If you can’t decide what you want, the Ski Pant Buying Guide and Ski Pant Sizing Guide in our Ski-O-Pedia will help you pick out the right men’s ski clothing for you. And of course, if you need a hand or have any questions, please use our Live Chat or contact customer service to speak with one of our experts.



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