Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, Patagonia and The North Face are all popular brands that produce high quality ski pants and outerwear for winter sports as of 2015, states About.com. Other options include Outdoor Research, Spyder, Obermeyer, Arc'teryx and Eider. Each of these brands is known to offer ski wear that will last for several seasons, through rough conditions and extremely low temperatures.
There have been many design advantages in ski wear throughout the years, making a wide variety of options open to customers looking for high quality at an affordable price. There are many types of ski pants on the market, including 3-in-1 ski pants, insulated, shell, softshell and stretch ski pants. Each of these offers a specific fit and style to meet different needs. Pants are available for skiing, general outdoor activity and extreme winter activity such as mountaineering.
Factors to consider are the clothes' waterproof rating, warmth and design. Additional options to consider when searching for ski pants include built-in gaiters, venting systems, jacket-pants connections, bibs, pockets and cuff reinforcements. Which features appeal more is determined by type, if any, of winter sports involved, comfort level, the types of winter weather and terrain the pants are worn in, and how much time is spent outdoors.