Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants
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Some runs are all-time, some are purely survival; the Powder Bowl Pants are built for the full range. They're made of a rugged, 2-layer 100 polyester GORE-TEX(R) fabric for the highest level of waterproof/breathable and windproof performance available. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish prevents saturation. Inside, a brushed-tricot lining manages moisture and glides smoothly over layers. External mesh-lined thigh vents let you regulate your climate, and articulated knees provide free mobility for big air shows. Other features include coated, watertight Slim Zips for reduced bulk; gaiters with gripper elastic; and burly scuff guards to protect the inside of the leg and hem from ski edges and postholing abuse. Zippered pockets: two handwarmers; one back; one right thigh. With an embedded RECCO(R) avalanche rescue reflector.
A hike to the top of peaks through thigh-deep powder is almost as pleasant as bombing down it with the Patagonia Women's Powder Bowl Pant on. Its Gore-Tex 2-layer membrane keeps you dry through it all, and it's surprisingly breathable so you don't stifle with heat exhaustion when you pick up the pace. The thigh venting and the brushed mesh lining work together to keep sweat at bay when you're hiking up, and a regular fit gives plenty of room for insulating layers on freezing days. The Powder Bowl features ankle gaiters to seal snow out, and the gaiters have a DWR finish to stay dry. Scuff guards ensure you keep this amazing pair of pants for multiple seasons. A gusseted crotch helps you hike up the peak, and articulated knees allow you to drop down deep when you bomb downhill.