Everyone knows that the snow is the lightest and the turns are sweetest when winter is through messing around and gets down to some serious cold weather. Patagonia certainly knows, and proves it with the insulated Powder Bowl Pant. Patagonia backs up the Powder Bowl’s guaranteed waterproof breathable laminate with strategically placed 60g Thermogreen insulation. And, as always, Gore Tex means guaranteed waterproof and guaranteed breathable, so you can handle anything that nature throws your way without feeling moist and clammy. Patagonia designed the Powder Bowl with 2-Layer Gore-Tex. While slightly less resistant to abrasion than 3-Layer Gore-Tex, 2-Layer is more supple, more flexible, and the fabric tends to be quieter. The main body fabric is 150D polyester, which is both durable and soft to the touch. To keep you warm when the snow flies in the dead of winter, Patagonia loaded the Powder Bowl with synthetic insulation in the areas where you need it most. Tough, reinforced kick patches at the ankles fight off attacks by sharp ski edges, so your cuffs won’t fill up with snow after a run in the deep stuff. The Powder Bowl pant’s fit is Progressive, which is Patagonia-speak for loose. The highly articulated fit moves with you while you hike or ski and feels comfortable and natural, and the articulated knees and gusseted crotch add to this feel. Zippered thigh vents make it easy to dump heat when you need to. Patagonia finished the pant off with a Recco reflector, which aids in search and rescue should you become involved in an avalanche.