A bit too tight in the hips / thighs
I was looking for gore-tex pants for snowboarding and these are great quality, the fabric feels super durable, and the red color looks amazing in person. Unfortunately I ended up returning these because they felt a bit too tight in the hips/thighs. I'm 5'10" 140lbs and the S fit me perfectly lengthwise and in the waist but when squat... Read Moreting and moving around, it felt a bit constricting. Maybe I should have sized up to M or started skipping leg day but I found nice pair from a company that specializes in snowboarding gear and they're much more comfortable. Too bad, I really wanted to like these.
Worn over 100 days with 0 complaints
I just finished my first season working at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia where I wore the Powder Bowl pants every day I rode for just over 100 days this season. 2019/2020 was not a great snow year where we had A LOT of rainy days. This was never an issue having the powder bowl pants because they kept me warm and dry everyday I was on th... Read Moree slopes. Even in a complete down pour sitting on lifts they never soaked through, which is exactly what I was looking for in a ski pant knowing what weather is typically like in West Virginia. With this season being cut short due to COVID-19, I look forward to having these snow pants to keep me dry and warm when I need them to for another 100 days next season!
Resort skiing/Backcountry/Waist Deep Pow!
It was time to replace my old pants, like many of you, I tried a few brands and sizes. I am 6'2" and 185lbs, 34x34 size. I went with the M as the L felt too big. Trialed these great pants with resort skiing in the Northwest, then off to the land of powder in Hokkaido. They were great on chilly days with one layer of long underwear, also g... Read Morereat on 2 hour ascents while skinning up to find the good stuff. Highly recommend these pants all around. The thigh pocket is very useful for maps/quick needed items.
Disappointed- poor waterproofing and fit
I ski 30+ days a year and I’ve owned two generations of powder bowl pants. I’ve owned a lot of Patagonia gear and these pants are my least favorite. The fit on the new generation is too tight in the seat of the pant for anyone with skier leg muscles and makes it very hard to achieve more than 30deg of hip flex. They look stylish, but you’ll want mo... Read Morere flex if you’re skiing hard or doing a steep boot pack. It was very hard to lift my leg up in these. The waterproofing on these pants does not hold up well (even after reactivating the fabric and applying nikwax spray). I would not recommend the powder bowl pants.
Hi Matthew! Thank you for your feedback on this item. We're sorry to hear the fit and waterproof finish did not work out for you. If you would like to initiate a return, you are welcome to do so [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). In the meantime, we might recommend checking out the [M's PowSlayer Pants](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-powslayer-ski-snowboard-pants/30335.html?dwvar_30335_color=PSS&cgid=mens-snow-pants#tile-1=&start=1&sz=24), as this style features GORE-TEX PRO fabric for optimal waterproof and windproof protection without compromising breathability. This style also has an articulated patterning for increased range of motion.
Very nice pair of pants, does everything that they boast. Very comfortable and range of motion it great. All the pockets are well though out and in the right places. My only suggestion (that keeps it from being 5 stars) would be to make the boot cut a little bigger or have a zipper to accommodate ski/snowboard boots a little better. I found the f... Read Moreit around my snowboard boots when they are in the bindings to be a tight fit. I could never get my pants over the boot/binding without taking off my gloves and working them down.
I tried size S and M, bother were really bad fits. Now I have to return them. The size small is too long, and also too tight. The size medium is comically baggy everywhere and I'd trip on the the pant legs. Background: I'm 5'8 and 31" waist. 1/3 of all men are shorter than me. So that's not super short. Nor is that a str... Read Moreange waist. Who can fit in size small?? 6" tall sticks? It's not like you can easily hem snowboard pants. And the "short" Aka normal sizes only are black. What gives?? Size medium is what I'd expect a size large to be, but at least some part of the population can probably fit. And your review is asking me "How would you rate the overall fit?" but How do I mark "Runs Big" and "Runs Small" when it's both and varies between S and M. Overall this fit is bad and inconsistent.
Didn't expect anything less...great product! Spent the last two weeks in a cabin in Teton Valley with backcountry days, resort days at Targhee, and even snowman building days in 0 degree weather. Great pants for all activities! Only thing is they are very long for me...which is fine with ski or snowboard boots on but I end up stepping on the b... Read Moreottom of the pant with regular snow boots on.
Very Good, Almost Great
My primary reason for only 4 stars is the lack of colors in size Short. Regular length is just a bit too long affecting the look and feel of the pants. Also, while there is a full strength tab in the thigh pocket, it would be nice to have something easier to attach the cord on my avalanche transceiver to; a larger tab would be easier to work with c... Read Moreold fingers. That said, the pants have performed well in wet cold and dry cold conditions. Overall, I am pleased with the performance of these ski pants.
Powder Bowl Pants
Awesome pants, great features throughout with one exception...the zipper length is too short. Layering underneath creates the need to undue my belt and the zipper to get through the layers when a bio break is needed. It would be nice to just be able to unzip instead of undress! Thanks
Great all around ski pants
The Powder Bowl pants fit well. Not baggy like the Snow Shot pants but not slim like other pants. The knee articulation point seems to line up better with my knee when compared to the Snow Shot pants. I appreciate the fact that the hip vents are now on the outside of the legs versus on the inside of the legs like some pants. I use Capaline in diffe... Read Morerent weights based on temperature, these 2ply pants are warmer than the 3ply options due to the mesh fabric liner. I do like the mesh lining on the vents on my ski pants (but not on my jacket), this helps keep excess snow from coming in the pants if you happen to unexpectedly hip check the slope. The fabric is nice and smooth and doesn’t bind with your jacket. I have used the clip between my jacket and pants a few times in powder days and it didn’t interfere or feel like the jacket or pants were restricted in the back. The pant bottoms are nicely reinforced, but it seems like they are a bit wide when compared to boot sizes. I bet an inch or so could be removed from the pant bottoms to fit a tad trimmer on the boots. I do wear these in the short length, so colors are limited to black which is unfortunate. I think more people should explore the short length versus dealing with their pant cuff getting stuck in bindings or stepping on them when hiking, etc. Durability seems good and there is no wear or tear visible. Hip pocket lines up well with resort RFID readers.
Made of Kevlar
I grabbed a pair of these for my last trip and they worked out better than expected. I was getting off of a lift and attempted to pass a group of skiers when instant karma struck. As i tried to quickly skate past the skiers, I caught an edge and broke my fall with my face. In doing so, my board flung up and took a chunk out of my shin, however ther... Read Moree was no damage done to the pants! Not even a scuff!! It seriously looked like there was a chunk of bone taken out of my shin, but absolutely nothing with the pants! These pants are lightweight, breathable, and waterproof like Gore-Tex, but protect like Kevlar!
Fit well, all the features ya need.
Replaced an old pair of Spyder pants with these, and if you spend most of your time at ski resorts, this is an obviously winner. They are very comfy with a slightly loose fit but don’t look baggy at all. At my height and weight (6ft1 / 210) , these were a great fit for me in size L. You may need to size down or try the “short” version. The pock... Read Moreets are well placed and don’t bulge too much. The gaiters and air vents do their jobs well. This feels like a product with exactly what you need and no waste on extras. The simplicity makes is beautiful.
I have worn these pants everyday so far this season pretty much. They have kept me dry in all conditions and breath well. I deducted one star cause the loop that connects to the powder skirt of my jacket came un-sewn from one side even though I don't use it. I'll get it fixed once the season is over. They have snap closures like the previ... Read Moreous reviewer said, but I wear a belt and haven't had any issues. I don't think they're very baggy, that's just how the cool kids wear em these days.
Tear in pants after wearing six times
I was enjoying these pants but there is already a tear in them after wearing only six times. The tear is located on the right pant leg in the area that Patagonia advertises as 'tough scuff guards'. I haven't even worn these through glades or challenging terrain yet as there isn't enough snow at my home mountain this early in the... Read More season. Pretty disappointed as my last snow pants lasted me 5 years and I thought I was buying a quality product with the same expectation if not more. I sized down and got a Small as I typically do with Patagonia gear.
Good: Quality build and feel that you would expect from Patagonia. The length was perfect for someone in the 6' range. Bad: These pants are extremely baggy and the waist is larger than the sizing chart indicates even with the adjustable tabs. I was looking for a replacement for an older pair of Patagonia Slim Powder Bowl Pants and this is n... Read Moreot it. I will be returning these ski pants. Bring back a slim cut ski pant!
Great but LONG
Great pants, light, great side vent zippers but really long. I got a large, I am 5’10 about 200 LBS and they are quite long, even with my boots on. I have the same comment I have on the powder jacket, is Patagonia using basketball players as models? They could be shorten up by 3/4 inches. Other than that, great pants.
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