It’s that time of year again! The clouds start rolling in, the hot summer days start to dwindle down, and best of all, new products start hitting the shop! That’s right, it may seem early, but the new gear for the 2018/2019 ski season is starting to hit the warehouse so keep an eye out on our site for preorders and new stuff constantly going up over the next couple months.
But with all this new gear, how can you know what’s in style for next year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here we are going to give you a rundown of this year’s trends in ski pants and what to be on the lookout for. Check out our recommendations below for a dazzling new pair of on point pants.
Bib Ski Pants
Let’s start this show with one of the hottest trends for this season: bib pants. If you’re a seasoned skier, you may remember bib pants from days of old when your suspenders on your ski pants were a must have and the pants themselves were puffy and unflattering. Oh the 90s! But this is not the case anymore.
Bib pants have been on the rise for men and women for the past couple of years, but this year they are exploding into the mainstream with new technology and styles that actually make them look good on you! Adding stretch to the pants and incorporating belt loops and high front panels give you that cute overall look thats hot in the streets right now, just like The North Face Shredromper Bib Pant, which also comes in a Toucan Print making it a true stand out piece for this season.
And if you’re looking for something even a little more retro-amazing and slightly more affordable, check out the O’Neill PW Shred Bib Pants and the Obermeyer Snell OTB Softshell Ski Pant. These pants are a reissue from back in the day with updates for comfort, style, and durability making them a great way to stay warm, dry, and stylish.
If you’ve been keeping an eye out for fashion trends this past spring and summer, you may have noticed floral prints taking over the scene. And for good reason! Florals are the new fun pattern to incorporate some color into your life. And the ski industry is never far behind on trends, with floral prints taking over this year as the new hotness for the pants world. And who, you may ask, is at the forefront of this adorable trend?
Well it’s Obermeyer of course! You may even recognize the Obermeyer Malta Ski Pants, since they have been a staple of Obermeyer’s line for a few years now. This is the regular fit pant that looks good on any shape and size and comes in at a very affordable and reasonable price. Check out the Mahalo Print for that floral look this year. Or if you’re looking for something a little more high end, check out the Obermeyer Harlow Ski Pant in the pinks in Posey Print. This gives a nice extra feminine flare and extra tech for a beautifully form fitting pants that will move with you on the slopes.
Tech Slim Stretchy Pants
So slim ski pants are nothing new to the ski world, but in recent years the slim ski pants have continually stepped up their game to be more comfortable and more durable for tough ski sessions and long winters. So how do you make slim fit pants comfortable? You add stretch materials to them of course! And no one does this better than NILS.
This women’s focused ski brand has always brought the best materials to market for pants that fit all body types like a glove, and their best option for this year has to be the NILS Betty Ski Pant. This pant incorporates 4-way stretch materials throughout to move with you, while still maintaining its form fitting slim fit with a high back so when you sit on the chairlift you don’t get that annoying butt gap that fills with snow. And don’t worry about wet days in these bad boys, with a 20k/20k waterproof/breathability rating even a slurry blizzard won’t get you down. The Betty also comes in a wider range of sizes and fit, from 0-18 and shorts and longs, we guarantee these pants will fit your body type.
But it’s not just slim and stretch pants that are on trend this year, the 2018-2019 season brings technology into the mix with slim stretchy pants that offer the best tech to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable. When you think of top notch technology, you should be thinking about Descente.
Their commitment to top of the line tech in their clothing is unmatched. The Descente Selene Ski Pant has 4-way stretch throughout and a 20k/20k waterproof/breathability rating, meaning if you work up a sweat or encounter a warmer day your pants will move that extra moisture out and you can stay dry and comfortable. These pants also have Motion 3D Fit so you can move in ways you never thought possible for skiing, and with Metaluxe zippers and a cute slim fit – these are the ultimate slim tech pants.
Under $100 Pants
Let’s be honest, well built affordable ski pants will always be in style. This year is no different! Prices on ski gear may be on the rise for many areas, but you can still find good ski pants for under $100. Our favorites for the 2018-2019 season are from two of our favorite brands, The North Face and Obermeyer.
The North Face is rolling out their Sally Pant for $99 again this year, with a super slick styling and 2 layer twill fabric giving them a fashionable look while keeping their Heatseeker insulation to keep you warm. Oh, and they even come in a floral print this year!
Our other favorite great deal for this year is the Obermeyer Keystone Ski Pant at $99.50. These pants kill it every year not only because they come in under $100, but because they don’t skimp on features. The Keystone offers a 10k/10k waterproof/breathability rating to keep you dry and comfortable. They even updated the fabric this year to a softer feel that doesn’t crinkle and wrinkle while you wear it.
Want to see what was hot last year? Check out our blog on Women’s Ski Pants Trends for 2018. Already picked out your ski pants for this season? Check out our blog on What to Wear Under Your Ski Pants for a full rundown on layering under pants.
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